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  • VIJAY_FROM_KENT
    VIJAY_FROM_KENT Posts: 2,126 Forumite
    Combo Breaker First Post
    Can someone explain how/why taking this 3rd wire out improves speed?
  • penrhyn
    penrhyn Posts: 15,215 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    The bell (third) wire acts like an aerial and increases the noise on the line thus making it more difficult for the modem to differentiate the broadband signal from the noise.
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
  • matt987106
    matt987106 Posts: 390 Forumite
    i took the 3rd wire ( bell wire ) out and my speeds have dropped by 1/2 a meg :(

    its now slower than a dail up modem :(
  • penrhyn
    penrhyn Posts: 15,215 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    edited 16 July 2009 at 5:21PM
    Plug your router into your master test socket and check your speed again, preferably by obtaining your router line statistics.

    socket.jpg


    How to get line stats:
    http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php

    How to remove the bell wire tutorial
    http://www.skyuser.co.uk/tutorials/how_to_remove_the_ring_wire_from_your_master_socket.html


    Enjoy.
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
  • Gers
    Gers Posts: 12,030 Forumite
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    Stunned and gobsmacked are the only words I can use here... oh, and amazed.

    Removed the bell wire last night (manually: 1 bloke with screwdriver and about 3 minutes for 2 sockets whilst I hardly had time to make a cup of tea) and my results have JUMPED from 5.5Mbs to 27.23Mbs! It's just astounding.

    3643549533.png

    Thanks and double thanks for this topic, or at least the way it turned. No need to give BT any money at all.:j:j
  • Dunx69
    Dunx69 Posts: 183 Forumite
    Gers wrote: »
    Stunned and gobsmacked are the only words I can use here... oh, and amazed.

    Removed the bell wire last night (manually: 1 bloke with screwdriver and about 3 minutes for 2 sockets whilst I hardly had time to make a cup of tea) and my results have JUMPED from 5.5Mbs to 27.23Mbs! It's just astounding.

    3643549533.png

    Thanks and double thanks for this topic, or at least the way it turned. No need to give BT any money at all.:j:j

    are you still downloading at this speed or was it a glitch?
    All hail the Jack Daniels Swozzler!:beer:
  • Gers wrote: »
    my results have JUMPED from 5.5Mbs to 27.23Mbs! It's just astounding.

    WOW! Is that an ADSL connection??
  • matt987106
    matt987106 Posts: 390 Forumite
    mine has settled back at 1.2 meg, which is what it was for a few years
  • Dunx69
    Dunx69 Posts: 183 Forumite
    WOW! Is that an ADSL connection??


    i doubt very much he still has that speed, and even with the speedtest result real world downloads of actual things like music would still be at his old rate or 5mb if that unless he has got adsl+2 and sits very very close to exchange and didnt realise his line had been upgraded to adsl+2
    All hail the Jack Daniels Swozzler!:beer:
  • WhichWayNow
    WhichWayNow Posts: 457 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    My brother carried out a DIY phone extension some 15 years ago, I finally got round to looking at his handy work and have found out he had 2 wires going into 3?? lol.
    I removed the orange one (the same colour as the rest of the ones around the house) and it is working fine. Getting a whole 1MB boost.
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