Devices such as fax machines, caller ID boxes, or telephones that connect to a DSL phone line require a line filter, which prevents noise from disrupting the DSL signal on the phone line. Line filters must be added to every device that connects to a DSL phone line. Note: The line connected to the DSL modem can connect to a dual stand-alone filter. Otherwise, do not use a filter on the DSL modem.
There are two basic line filter configurations available. First determine if you have dual stand-alone line filters (figure A), or single stand-alone line filters with a “Y-adapter” (figure B). Then follow the appropriate set of instructions below.
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Setup instructions for dual stand-alone line filters (figure A)
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Setup instructions for single stand-alone line filters with a “Y-adapter” (figure B). Note: A Y-adapter is only necessary if you do not have a dual stand-alone line filter.
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The instruction above are excerpt from AT&T Yahoo! Help file. And the filters are shipped with the self-installation kit.

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One Reply to “How to connect DSL line filter”

  1. “Otherwise, do not use a filter on the DSL modem”
    Very important to remember NOT to filter the actual DSL modem. It happens a lot actually results in poor or no DSL performance.
    Also be sure and get the correct filter type. There are one and two line filters

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