When you go through the filter, you will be degrading the signal and
lowering your speed.
If you bypass the filter you will have the interference from the DSL signal
possibly messing up your modem speed.
Some filters may be better than others, I found that X-wire filters do a
better job of filtering out the dsl audio noise on the phone line than the
Excelsior units. - don't know if that would make a difference with the modem
Best choice is to use a different phone line for the modem.
> Since establishing DSL service (with SBC/SNET), my dial up connections
> have gone from always getting v90 at 49333 or 52000 to always getting
> v34 connections at 28800 or 31200. (Actually, the change occurred
> about a week before the official turn on date.)
> Is this normal? Though I use dial up far less frequently now, I still
> wonder if there is any way of getting v90 back?