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    Cable length v speed drop

    This is a discussion on Cable length v speed drop within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys I'm just considering switching my TV and Broadband to Sky, but want to get things clear in my ...

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      Cable length v speed drop

      Hi guys

      I'm just considering switching my TV and Broadband to Sky, but want to get things clear in my head before I commit. Reading through here the house wiring side of things seems to have a pretty drastic effect on speed so can anyone advise on my situation.

      My master socket is in the cupboard under the stairs ! I've no problem changing the faceplate but if I run a 5m cat5/utp/rj45 (call it what you will) cable from that to the router and another 5m cable from router to pc any ideas on how this will effect download speed.

      I know this is probably a 'how long is a piece of string' type question but best guess will do

      Thanks

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      if you can putt router at master socket and then ethernet cable to pc ,or rj11 cable from master socket to router then ethernet to pc ,i run my router at master socket and a 10m ethernet cable to my desktop [power socker is right beside my master socket

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      Thanks, but unfortunately that setup wouldn't suit. I've got an Xbox and laptop I need to netwrok etc and therefore wanted the router near these. I don't really want to have to spend out for a bridge etc to get the xbox on wireless

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      Buy a 5m RJ11 (router/modem cable). Plug one end into the master socket and the other into the router. The loss on a cable that length will be negligible.

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      "rj11 cable from master socket to router "was my second choice but he said that was no use either

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      Sorry if I wasn't clear, 5m RJ11 cable from master socket to router and another 5m cable from router to PC will be fine. Just wanted to check that I'll not be hitting the speed to much with all the interconnects etc

      Looks like I'm all go for Sky then, just need to add my name to those that are jumping ship from VirignMedia

      Thanks for you help

      Jim

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      Re: Cable length v speed drop

      I run my modem on the end of a 10metre hard-wired extension.
      I've changed the faceplate on the master socket and the extension to the ADSL Nation ones and removed the bell wiring, a second extension now runs out of the filtered connections on the master socket.
      The above actions improved the noise margin by about 6db, most improvement being from removing the bell wiring.
      My line attenuation as measured by the router is 45 db, I can't measure any difference whether the modem is connected at the master socket/test socket or the extension.
      I'm on the mid package normally sync at 8190kbps with a noise margin between 11.5db during the day and 8.5 in the evening.


     

     

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