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    Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable

    This is a discussion on Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; What's the difference between RJ11 plugs rather than RJ45 plugs on the cable which uses only one twisted pair? JaX...

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      Re: Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable

      What's the difference between RJ11 plugs rather than RJ45 plugs on the cable which uses only one twisted pair?
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      Re: Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable

      Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
      no ones talking about expense (or lack of), its the pointless exercise of extending phone lines using ethernet cable when you could put rj45 plugs on the end and do it properly
      Extensions wired in cat5e are perfectly acceptable, with the benefit, as previously mentioned, of having the router in the same room as your pc, xbox, ps etc ( no need for multiple ethernet cables or running them all wirelessly which is not good for gaming)


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      Re: Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable

      All im was pointing out is its preferable to not extend your phone line what ever the reason. If you need to have your router next to your pc cos you have a router fetish then so be it.

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      Re: Extending wire needed RJ11 to RJ11 or a Ethernet cable

      I agree that its preferable not to extend your phone line using telephone extensions etc but there are valid reasons for extending it using suitable cable. A router fetish wasnt one of them, the example I previously mentioned of pc, xbox, wii all in the same room and not needing multiple cables was. Using cat5e, which is a superior cable to that which arrives at your house from the exchange, and is twisted multiple pairs to reject interference is ok. If the phone line to your house was faulty and bt said "where do you want your new master socket fitting, where it is now or in the room where you have all the devices that connect to it" where would you tell them ?
      If, theretically, your line att is 20db with a distance of 1000m to the exchange, then at 1010m its going to be 20.2db ie insignificant.
      Last edited by dholdi; 17-09-07 at 07:58 PM.


     

     
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