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Find out if your telephone extensions are affecting your speeds.

If you have telephone extensions around the home and a BT master socket, then you should be able to conduct this simple 3 part experiment:

Firstly, without changing the way that you are connected to the internet, run the speed test link to find out your broadband speed. The important figure to note is the download speed. Upload speed will always be slower.

Once you have recorded your download speed, isolate your internal telephone extensions by unscrewing the faceplate of the BT master socket. Plug your router or modem directly into the engineer's test point.

Once you have done this, reconnect to the internet and conduct another broadband speed test. If there is a substantial difference in your broadband speed, then your telephone extensions are reducing your broadband speed.

An improvement in speed may not be immediate. You may need to leave your router plugged into the test point with your extensions isolated for up to 3 days. This gives the BT exchange a chance to monitor your line and check whether it is more stable. You can also try turning your computer off, resetting your router and then turning your computer back on.

For more details and diagrams of how to use the BT master socket, see the inside cover of the BT telephone book.


Broadband Line Installation

JL Telephone Engineers has partnered up with a local, award winning service provider so that we are able to provide:

  • Ethernet lines
  • Business broadband
  • Fibre broadband
  • Traditional lines
  • ISDN

Call JL Telephone Engineers now to find out how you can benefit from the above in terms of quality, support and cost.

Poor WiFi signal throughout your home or office?

JL Telephone Engineers is able to relocate your broadband router to a location that gives you the best WiFi coverage throughout your home or office. JL Telephone Engineers is also able to provide you with the infrastructure for multiple access points (see our CAT5 page). Access points are points that are physically connected to your broadband router and provide another connection point for wireless devices. This is essentially how large hotels and commercial organisations provide wireless hotspots throughout large commercial premises.

Improve Your Broadband Speed

There are a number of factors that can affect your broadband connection speed. Some of these factors cannot be changed. For example, the distance you live away from the telephone exchange and congestion depending on the time of day.

However, there are a number of things that can be done to improve your speeds such as improving your internal wiring, isolating old obsolete telephone extensions or installing accelerators / i-plates / NTE2000s as detailed below.

How You Can Benefit From a BT Accelerator i-plate/ NTE2000?

Your broadband service can slow down if your telephone extension wiring picks up electrical interference from TVs, lights and other everyday equipment. Fit an accelerator / i-plate / NTE2000 to your phone socket and it will filter out this interference, helping improve your connection speed considerably. The result should be a faster, more reliable broadband service.

If you have more than one working phone socket in your home, you are sure to benefit from an accelerator / i-plate / nte2000. They are simple to install; call us today for an instant, no obligation quote.

Check your Broadband Speed

To check your broadband speed, please visit the site below:

Broadband Speed Check