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    This is a discussion on extension or plugs? within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Okay thanks for the advise, so now back to the initial question... should i get a better extension? or should ...

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      Okay thanks for the advise, so now back to the initial question... should i get a better extension? or should i use ethernet plugs? thanks in advance, so much help


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      Re: extension or plugs?

      I personally would try a better extension. Much cheaper for one thing

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      If it is possible, I would suggest that an Ethernet cable would be the better option. If this isn't possible, then a pair of HomePlugs.

      An Ethernet cable isn't suitable for everyone. If needs to be installed without any sharp bends. You could take it through a wall socket.

      Personally I would go for a shielded Cat 6 cable as this would offer the best options for future improvements, but it is a little more money than Cat 5e or Cat 5. Cat 6 is also less flexible, but would be fine wall-socket to wall-socket.

      At the other end you can run a short Ethernet cable directly to your computer or you could connect it to a Network Switch and from there you can run multiple cables to various computers or other network devices.

      Personally I wouldn't opt for a third option which involves running a shielded ADSL lead to your study. Should you change to a different type of broadband connection in the future (i.e. Fibre or Cable) this would no longer be useful, where as the other two options would just fit in. Also some people have experienced drops in their speed due to the cable, so you would be back where you are now.

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      Is there any way i can lower my ping? as im a xbox gamer and hate 3 barring and latency in games?

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      Once you've optimised you LAN setup & the position of your router, give sky a call and ask to be placed on a 'Gamer' profile.

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      thankyou very much, one last favor... atm i have a 15m phone line extension through my house... if i replaced that with a microfilet and 15m ADSL extension would that make much improvement on my line? thankyou

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      Re: extension or plugs?

      Personally speaking, I hate the idea of placing a router on any form of an extension. Whilst some properly made ADSL cables can perform a good job, too many people have reported problems and not realise that the cable was no longer any good IMHO.

      I personally advocate placing the router by the Master Socket.

      Where a wired Ethernet connection is required elsewhere, I personally suggest the use of a suitable Network Switch with a Long Ethernet cable or HomePlug to extend the reach of a router.

      If it is improved WiFi coverage, then either a WiFi extender, an old WiFi router or a HomePlug with WiFi would be a good solution.
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      Re: extension or plugs?

      If good quality cable is used then an extension will have zero effect on peformance. What is important is if you have multiple extensions then fit a filtered faceplate.
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      Re: extension or plugs?

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      If good quality cable is used then an extension will have zero effect on peformance. What is important is if you have multiple extensions then fit a filtered faceplate.
      I agree that a filtered faceplate can make a good improvement when someone has even just the one extension.

      As for the quality of the extended ADSL cable, my point was that many people try to make one up themselves or the cable gets damaged.

      If the cable gets damaged, people tend to not realise the implications and their speed drops.

      IMHO a shorted ADSL cable is less likely to become damaged.

      If an Ethernet cable were damaged, then the effect would be noticeable much sooner.

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