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RE: [vox] dsl redux
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RE: [vox] dsl redux



I solved the filter issue at my last place and current place by having a
completely dedicated line to the DSL modem.  

In the past on an Alcatel modem on PacBell lines, I was occasionally the
subject of ping floods.  I would get packet loss and slow connection, but I
do not remember any time I lost a connection to that.  Not to say it can't
happen, just additional information.

I currently use a 3com dsl router on Frontier (formerly Citizen's DSL).
<sigh>  No competitors down here. 

-sp

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Jay Salzman [mailto:p@dirac.org] 
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 11:38 AM
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox] dsl redux

begin nbs <nbs@sonic.net> 
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2002 at 11:23:46AM -0700, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > 
> > Your "of course" is out of place.  Lack of a filter has a very high
> > probability of being the problem. Note I don't say it _is_ the problem...
> > I have problems even though I have only two phones and both have filters.
> > However, the impedance mismatch at the dsl frequencies can cause
> > grief... you definitely want to have filters on all phone loads.
 
ok, perhaps.

> Indeed.  DSL kicks out if a filter is removed.
> (Also, the phone gets a ton of line noise when you try to use it)
 
maybe for you, but i've had an unfiltered phone for over a year without
DSL kicking out, and without a ton of line noise.  no bad effects at
all for over a year...

pete

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