I've had DSL since early Summer and am very pleased.
A few months ago, I abandoned the individual filters provided by my ISP and put a splitter/filter in my NID. The POTS goes into the house via the red/greed pair and the DSL via the yellow/black. The wall jack in the room with the modem has two jacks, one with the red/pair (POTS) as normal and the other has the yellow/black pair (DSL) connected to the 'normal' POTS terminals on it. All other rooms have singe jack wall plates with POTS on the red/black terminals and DSL on the yellow black terminals.
The room with the modem is a spare guest room and when guests are staying with us I want to relocate the modem to some other room and use my laptop to connect to the net. That is why I have the DSL line running to the other rooms. Yes, I know if have to use a two line splitter to get the yellow/black up to the red/black connection. It works, I've tried it out.
Now for the question. Will the unterminated DSL connections throughout the house offer a noticeable DSL performance degradation? I've noticed none so maybe I'm just lucky. Because of the way the house is wired, it would not be too difficult to temporarily disconnect the DSL to all the rooms and send it only to one other room but prefer leaving things as they are.
This subject was discussed in another thread but I could not determine the answer to the degradation issue in that thread so rather than hijack the thread I decided to start up another even though it covers the same ground. If I have violated some tenet of the ng, I apologize.
Thank you for any help.