I'm planning to get ADSL but here in NZ, the telco doesn't allow customers to buy splitters so I'm planning to use on microfilter for the whole house. I won't be able to install it at the point where the telephone line 'attaches' to my house so it will be along my house wiring for a while and I'll then install the microfilter indoors. I know it's optimal to install a splitter at the box where the line enters my house but as that's property of my telco and is outdoors, it's not a good idea even if I did have a splitter. The good thing is my house uses a star config and all the lines to the other rooms come from the living room. Therefore, I can install a microfilter in the living room an attach all the lines to the microfilter. I'll get a microfilter with a DSL out of course and then take the DSL out to my DSL line. From reading, up there should be no problem if I attach everything correctly but does anyone disagree?
Is there any real difference between a splitter and microfilter with DSL out other then the obvious fact that microfilters have sockets and are intended for indoor use only while splitters generally have places to attach wires and are suitable for outdoor use?