DSL Problems...somebody help?
Ok, so I've got Verizon DSL here at home. Well, here's the deal...I've got 3 phone lines here at the house. 2 of them run to every room, like normal <2 phone lines in each jack, work off of a regular 2-line phone>. Well, the third line only runs into one outlet in one room. I have that line only for a fax machine. Well, since I got the DSL like 6 months ago, I have had nothing but the cable modem running into that wall outlet, and the DSL is working perfect. The last week, it's been hella slow, so I went to look. My roommate hooked the fax machine back up, using a general phone cable splitter <just the lil plastic box that plugs in the wall with 2 phone jacks in it>. Ok, so I did a quick connection speed test (at numion.com), and got a whopping 11kBps. Worse than dial-up. I dialed up on AOL and got 86kbps. that sucks. So, I took the splitter out of the equation, and just hooked the modem into the wall. Back to 730kbps!!! Ok, so, is the splitter the problem? Seems to me that DSL is made to run through a line that is shared by phones and stuff, so having the fax machine on the same line should have no effect. Do I just need to hardwire another wall jack in for the fax? It appears to me that this would have exactly the same affect, as adding another outlet would only tap into the same line, the same way the splitter does. The only thing I think this would help is by taking out the ****ty connections and cheap wiring in the RatShack splitter. HELP!!! My brother actually works for verizon, so I'm gonna call him in the morning. But until then, if anyone has another idea...HELP!