Post by westerdale news on May 19, 2009 19:01:14 GMT 1
Most of Westerdale can get broadband but speeds are not always that good. I came across this little modification to the main BT line socket called an I-Plate which sounds too good to be true but really helps further from the exchange. www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-i-plate-58LT.html
Note it's BT selling it not some dodgy trader! You can only install it with the older type of outlet with a spit across the front - more details here .
Here near the village, within a couple of hours of fitting, it improved my speed from between 3.5 and 4mb to well over 5mb.
Post by westerdale news on Jul 17, 2011 15:15:40 GMT 1
I noticed my speed had dropped slowly recently and became much worse when reconnected after the recent lightning storms damaged the line.
Replacing the ADSL filter seemed to make a vast improvement, indeed the speed is higher than ever before. Apparently they tend to degrade over time so it is worth having a new one to hand as they are inexpensive new.