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DSL connection disconnects when phones calls are recived

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Metallic, Apr 19, 2005.

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  1. Metallic

    Metallic Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2005
    My friend has a DSL connection and about 90% of the time when he gets a phone call he gets droped from Xbox Live and he can't load web pages and his DL's stop. He is set up wirelessly however he changed the frequency's to make sure there were no interferences with cordless phones in the house. Is there anyway to fix this?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    This is a classic case of improperly filtered DSL lines. You may have to change the wiring to the DSL modem and reconfigure the filters.

    The way I install DSL is to run a home-run of twisted-pair (I use CAT-5 since I have it) directly from the telco service entrance to the DSL modem. I then split off the telephone circuit and install a single filter for the whole telephone side of the circuit. This avoids shipping the DSL all around the lousy telephone wiring, as well as the issues with multiple filters.
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