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    Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer

    This is a discussion on Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I just got Sky the other week, having been a Telewest/NTL customer for 10 years, and have a few questions ...

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      Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer

      I just got Sky the other week, having been a Telewest/NTL customer for 10 years, and have a few questions about my ADSL Broadband. I have had a look on your site but could not see these covered specifically, but I apologise if I am covering old ground. Also, I apologise if I am being naive, which mainly stems from me being a cable customer for so long.

      My Master phone socket is at the opposite corner of the ground floor of our house to the PC room, and the PC room has a feeder phone socket but I discovered that I need BT to come again to get this one working (it was working through BT when we moved here 3 years ago).

      My questions are:
      - I presume I can connect the router to the feeder phone socket (instead of the Master socket), but I will achieve slower connection speeds compared to direct connection to the Master socket? The Bombay Sky helpdesk kept asking if it was plugged into the Master socket.
      - Could I have the router in the Master socket room, and use a wireless connection to reach the PC room, or would the 40-foot and 3-room distance (including one internal brick wall) between the two rooms make this unfeasable, and make the above feeder socket the better approach?

      Thank you for your help, much appreciated!


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      Re: Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer

      yeah u can try the socket [if your extension wire is still good [master socket is the best place] wireless is slow on the netgear compared to wired
      if you can the best solution is router at master socket and run cat 5 ie ehternet cable to your pc as cat 5 doesnt degrade the signal as much as a normal extension 15metres[49 feet] of cat 5 is about 7

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      Re: Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer

      Thanks very much! Very helpful indeed.

      We actually have a cellar running all the way under the house, so I will run the cable under there. I will get 20m just in case.

      Does it matter if I get 'straight' RJ45 or 'crossover' RJ45?

      Cheers!

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      Re: Some naive questions from an ex-cable customer

      use the straight as apparently crossover is for going from pc to pc [thanks for info from ged aka newsreader ]

     

     

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