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    There is life after capping!

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      There is life after capping!

      Hi Finally uncapped today by Sky after "improving internal wiring" (removing terminal 3 from master socket!)

      Sky confirm that router increased to 4096Mbps as borne out by stats below. However, they correctly advise that noise margin has dropped and this will increase drop outs etc. Their advice was to go wireless or buy a longer ethernet connection.

      Bit confused by the latter suggestion. If I run an extended ethernet downstairs and postion and plug the router into the ms would this be in addition to the existing telephone cable that currently supplies the extension socket in our spare bedroom? (one which PC and upstairs phone is plugged into)

      The "third way" seems to be to go for the XTE faceplate with specialist socket etc.

      Which of the 3 would you suggest?

      Many thanks

      Router StatisticsSystem Up Time: 10:16:27

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 5695 9105 0 69 635 05:29:38
      LAN 100M/Full 12539 9020 0 394 62 10:16:23
      WLAN 11M/54M 2952 0 0 20 0 10:16:10
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 4096 kbps 416 kbps
      Line Attenuation 52 db 14 db
      Noise Margin 7 db 13 db


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      Re: There is life after capping!

      Hi L.
      The third way.
      (1) Faceplate filter.
      (2) Router close to master.
      (3) cat5 from router to computer, or mains network device. Wireless should be avoided at all costs.
      (4) Put kettle on!

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      Re: There is life after capping!

      Thanks Brian69

      This broadband malarkey has more permutations than DVD burning and it took me about 5 years to get the hang of that!

      Last point-honest-I was envisaging faceplate and connection cable to XT 68 socket upstairs so leaving the router in place. Do folk normally reposition the router as well as use faceplate. If they do, and as you say I need to extend ethernet upstairs does this run in parallel to the telephone cable that already creeps upstairs? I wanted a workaround to limit the cables going upstairs if possible.

      By the way whats the difference between a mains network device and wireless?

      Cheers matey

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      Re: There is life after capping!

      Hi L.
      Well if you want to leave the router where it is, then you may as well leave things as they are, with the ring wire disconnected and a filter on the normal extension line.
      In order to get the best advantage from a faceplate filter, then putting the router near the master is best. The mains network device are not wireless, they use the mains network to connect from the router to PC.
      Assuming you want to leave the router where it is, then it might be a good idea to re-wire the extension that you use for the router ( I think you said you had part done this).
      It may not increase your speed, but it may avoid problems in the furture.

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      Re: There is life after capping!

      Thanks again

      Not sure hat you meant by "might want to rewire the extension that you use for the router"

      Also I am happy to reposition the router but I am assuming that the extended ethernet cable will come up the stairs in addition to the telephone extension cable.

      Cheers

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      Re: There is life after capping!

      If your extension is hardwired to the master faceplate, then using an ADSL faceplate it is possible to have a dedicated ADSL connection to your upstairs. This is fairly easy if the extension wires are twisted pair, possibly 6 core. You only need one pair for the phone so if there is a spare pair these can be wired in to the ADSL side of the face plate and connected to a dedicated socket in your upstairs room. It is probably easier to quote from the Nation web site -

      Making the connections
      The XTE-2005 has 6 IDC terminals marked
      B,A,5,4,3,2. Use an IDC tool to insert (punch)
      extension wires into the terminals. To connect
      your existing voice extensions connect the
      wires to the numbered terminals in the same
      order as removed from the original faceplate.
      The extensions connected to the numbered
      terminals can be used for voice only as the
      ADSL signal has been filtered out.

      If you would like to extend the unfiltered
      ADSL signal use the terminals labelled B & A.
      Standard wiring colours and number to letter
      conversion information is shown in the chart
      overleaf.
      If you use a plug in extension, you can't do this.

      TomD


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      Re: There is life after capping!

      Thanks for this.

     

     

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