ADSL2+ Internet question (regarding filters)
So in the hope of getting cheaper internet, I decided to move ISPs from bigpond cable broadband paying $70/month to TPG $40/month. The line became active today and setting up the modem was all fine. There was however one problem and knowing the community here is quite techsavvy, I'd like to get some help/advice (didnt want to bother the crazy people on WP).
So I initially noticed that my modem wouldn't pick up a internet signal unless I had unplugged my fax machine from the socket (connected directly). By unplugging it, everything would seem normal. I then noticed extremely low internet speed (0.3mb/sec) if my home phone which was also directly connected to another socket. If I unplugged that I was able to get up to 6mb/sec. Each of these devices all had there own socket including the modem and had no filters.
So I searched online what could be the cause of my fax machine and home phones messing with my internet and noticed that I MAY need a inline filter…?! This is where I am not sure and I was sure that there would be someone here who would have a clear answer.