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    Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

    This is a discussion on Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, just registered here. Ordered Sky Mid broadband few days ago and am awaiting the arrival of the router pack ...

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      Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

      Hi, just registered here.
      Ordered Sky Mid broadband few days ago and am awaiting the arrival of the router pack etc.
      Anyway, my main house PC is in a upstairs room, the broadband phone socket is in the main downstairs room.
      Having measured the distance out using some spare tv ariel cabling i estimate it to be about 20-30m(cable running around doorframes/downstairs, keeping it neat/tidy,lol)

      So what would be best to do? Have the router sat downstairs a few feet from the phone socket, and have a 20/30m ethernet cable to the main pc?
      Or have the router next to main pc(short ethernet cable) and have a 20/30m adsl line extension from router to socket?

      Any opinions? What would give the minimum speed loss?
      Thanks


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      Re: Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

      Spoke to a sky installer the other night and he said they always set up the router next to the main socket, that tends to avoid most of the interference from house wiring, then run any extensions from there.

      Not sure what kind of loss you could expect over 20-30m. It will likely depend how good your connection is in the first place.
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      Re: Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

      Welcome to the forum

      Quote Originally Posted by Adam86 View Post
      What would give the minimum speed loss?
      Router plugged directly into the master socket (ideally with a replacement filtered faceplate) and ethernet to the PC.

      This would give you a significantly better connection than putting the router on an extension.

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      Re: Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

      Ok, yeah i thought a long ethernet cable would be better.
      Hopefully i should get ok speed(only expecting about 3 mb/s according to sky/bt tho)
      But even that is a big gain going from 56k dialup,lol, and a 5 kb/s download rate.

      What type of cable do i need, a UTP cat 5e straight cable?

      Cheers for the replies

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      Re: Phone/Adsl line extension Or Ethernet cable extension

      Quote Originally Posted by Adam86 View Post
      Hi, just registered here.
      Ordered Sky Mid broadband few days ago and am awaiting the arrival of the router pack etc.
      Anyway, my main house PC is in a upstairs room, the broadband phone socket is in the main downstairs room.
      Having measured the distance out using some spare tv ariel cabling i estimate it to be about 20-30m(cable running around doorframes/downstairs, keeping it neat/tidy,lol)

      So what would be best to do? Have the router sat downstairs a few feet from the phone socket, and have a 20/30m ethernet cable to the main pc?
      Or have the router next to main pc(short ethernet cable) and have a 20/30m adsl line extension from router to socket?

      Any opinions? What would give the minimum speed loss?
      Thanks
      Definitely, the ethernet option. 20-30m is absolutely nothing for a CAT5 cable run.....

      Of course, you could just use wireless only ? (Not my preference though - I like hard cabling!)

     

     

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