I have been helping an elderly neighbour who has just got a\nlaptop, and broadband supplied by the Post Office. They\nposted him a Zyxel wireless router complete with two plug-in\nphone line filters and expected him - at 89 - to set it up\nhimself, so I did it for him. He has two extension wired\nphones both of which had plug-in filters as well.\n\nSpeedtest using the Warwick University servers showed a ping\nof 36mS and peaking at 7.47Mb/s on a wireless connection.\n\nI suggested a BT iPlate (actually intended for vDSL but\nbackward compatible) having read much about it on line.\n\nTo cut a long story short I ran Speedtest again yesterday,\nsame speed 7.47Mb/s but this time with a wired connection. I\nthen fitted the iPlate and removed the additional filters as\nwell. Left the router to settle for about 15 mins then ran\nSpeedtest again on the same server: this time 31mS ping and\n10.69Mb/s download.\n\nNow I would have believed possibly a minor improvement, but\nover 50%?? Amazing.\n\nThere again as a cable user it might amaze me!