The Suttle Wall Mount DSL Phone Filter jack mounts to an existing wall mount phone jack providing an unfiltered jack for your DSL connection plus two filtered lines for voice device communications.
Well, they both do the same thing, they filter the DSL signal out from things that should not see the signal. The difference is in the packaging. The first inline filters just had a plug on one side and a jack on the other. You unhooked your phone from the wall jack, plugged it in to the filter jack and plugged the filter into the wall. Thus you inserted the filter between the DSL signal at the wall jack and the phone, and it kept the DSL signal out of the phone and the phone from shorting out the DSL signal.