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    This is a discussion on extension within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Koala5 I am no expert on telephone wiring, but what I cant get my head round is ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      I am no expert on telephone wiring, but what I cant get my head round is "If the broadband signal comes down a Bt line from the exchange along a cable maybe a couple of miles long underground and overhead with god knows how many joins and connections it, how can 4 or 5 metres of extra extension cable make any difference?
      The thing is Koala, BT use what is called PeT cellular network cabling which complies with their specifications CW 1128/1198 which is of a much higher quality than cabling used in cheap extension leads or indeed some of the internal telecom cable sold in DIY outlets. Because of the quality & low resistance (approx 91Ω/km) compared to other cables they can run this type of cable for much greater distances & maintain some level of good signal quality.

      Sorry for being a bit techy but hope it gives you a bit of insight


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      In my case, after rewiring as I explained above even my dial-up modem speed went up a notch!

      Quality, correctly specified cable and sockets, really does make a difference. Its also not that expensive!

     

     
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