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Your guide to microfilters

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A microfilter is a small device that stops your phone and broadband signals from interfering with each other. They have two connection ports:

  • An ASDL or DSL port for connecting your router
  • A Phone port for connecting your telephone, digital TV box or answering machine

Without microfilters you're more likely to experience slow broadband speed, drops in your connection or noise on your phone line.

Microfilter

 

When to use microfilters

You'll only need to use microfilters if you have a standard master socket. For your microfilters to work properly, you'll need to plug one into every socket you're using in your home. You'll get two microfilters with your router, but if you need more you can buy them online.

 

How to use microfilters

Here's how to use your microfilters correctly:

  • Use one microfilter per socket. Don't use two microfilters by plugging them into each other
  • Plug a microfilter into every socket you're using in your home. Don't plug any into an empty sockets
  • If you don’t have enough microfilters for all the sockets you’re using, unplug some devices and leave them unplugged until you can get some more. You can purchase them in the TalkTalk shop

 

Connecting your microfilters

Microfilters are easy to connect, all you have to do is:

  1. Unplug any devices that are plugged into your master socket
  2. Plug your microfilter into your master socket
  3. Plug your phone cable (or other device) into the Phone socket on your microfilter
  4. If this is the socket you plan to plug your router into, plug the broadband cable from your router into the microfilter's ADSL/DSL port

 

Microfilter plugged into master socket with router and phone attached

 

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