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    Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

    This is a discussion on Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, Along with everyone else, I'm trying to get the best possible connection speed for my broadband connection. I have ...

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      Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      Hi,

      Along with everyone else, I'm trying to get the best possible connection speed for my broadband connection. I have an xte-2005 from adsl nation and have connected cat5e cable from the ADSL connections on a 20 metre run to a phone socket and then via an RJ45 to RJ11 cable to my Sky Modem.
      I'm getting approx 9Mbit connection speed, but now I'm wondering how I can improve on that.
      Is there any benefit to soldering the cat5e cable onto the xte-2005 contacts? and also is there also a benefit to actually terminating the other end of the cat5e cable with an RJ11 connector straight into the back of the modem?
      If it gets me a few more Mbit, then I might take the time and do it, but if its gonna give me 0.25Mbit then it probably aint worth it?

      Anyone got any experience of doing this?


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      Re: Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      Totally pointless I'm afraid. If you knew how many connections the cable en route from the exchange went through..........

      So long as the connection into the IDC block is solid then you will not improve on it.
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      Re: Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      I tell you how you will improve your sync
      put the modem at the master socket
      and use the cat5e cable as a cat5e and not a modem extension

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      Re: Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      Yeah, Had that originally, but the main socket is in the front porch and next door neighbours dog decided to have a munch on me old sky router, hence the necessity to move to somewhere safer.

      Many thanks for the responses, think I just need to check the connections in the IDC block are solid and wait for Sky to re-scan the line and give me my 20Mbit

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      Re: Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      Quote Originally Posted by Shonk View Post
      I tell you how you will improve your sync
      put the modem at the master socket
      and use the cat5e cable as a cat5e and not a modem extension
      I would also doubt that will make much difference. If the cable is good quality(not CCA or CCS rubbish) and the environment is not (electrically)noisy it shouldn't do over that distance.
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      Re: Any benefits to soldering rather than punchdown tool?

      I dont have test Socket just normal BT socket. I have disconeccted all other wires comming out of the rooms and i connected filter Sky sup[plied to me and router to it i had noise today morning 14.1 dB . im still on testing 4th day DLM.

      i have opened BT socket and i have soldered wire comming out of the street to right places in that socket. I have soldered filter to bt socket and from other side filter Adsl output soldered to.
      the only push connection remainded was connection to the router.
      wire connecting router to filter was made also shorter.

      at the end Noise Margin was lowered to 16.5 dB

      so it helped by at least 2 dB

      i didnt have filtered face plate so dont know if soldering would help in that case too.

     

     

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