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Standard User AstroflashTB
(newbie) Wed 28-Mar-18 22:20:50
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Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Hi, I was wondering whether there would be any significant difference using a 10m RJ11 to RJ45 cable to connect my modem/router to the master socket? This is the cable I'm using. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-RJ-11-RJ-45-Modem-Cab...

Many thanks.

Edited by AstroflashTB (Wed 28-Mar-18 22:48:32)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 28-Mar-18 22:46:13
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to mode


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Adsl2+ or VBSL2?

It could make a noticeable difference on VDSL2 (FTTC). A small difference on ADSL2+. Mainly dependent on cable distance from the exchange for ADSL, and from the fibre cabinet via the PCP for FTTC.

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Standard User AstroflashTB
(newbie) Wed 28-Mar-18 22:49:03
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Sorry, It's VDSL2.

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Standard User 4M2
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Mar-18 00:07:30
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Looks like a flat cable? If so, I would certainly be reluctant to use a length of 10m flat cable.
Standard User lincsat
(learned) Thu 29-Mar-18 00:24:02
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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I have the master socket nowhere near where I wanted the router, so I put the Modem near the master socket and then use a long CAT5 to the Router
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 29-Mar-18 01:36:40
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Not a great idea, but if you must use a decent cable e.g.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT-Infinity-10-Meter-Cat5...
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 29-Mar-18 09:09:57
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Using a decent twisted pair cable is essential when te distance from socket to modem is more than a few centimetres, I would not be certain about the one you have liked to however, the one ukhardy07 links to is fine being made from 2 pair Cat5e.

What you do need to be aware of is the routing you chose. What will it run past? power supplies, TVs, fridges/freezers, chargers, central heating, consumer units or large amounts of mains wiring ...


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Standard User AstroflashTB
(newbie) Thu 29-Mar-18 09:40:50
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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I would use a Cat5e but the cable is RJ11- RJ45 as opposed to RJ45-RJ45 because for some reason the DSL port on the modem is RJ45. The cable that came with the modem is 4m and I might be able to do it with a 5m cable so maybe that's my best option..?

Is there a way to work out if the cable I linked is twisted pair? (I'll probably buy the 5m version)
Standard User robertcrowther
(committed) Thu 29-Mar-18 09:56:23
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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In reply to a post by AstroflashTB:
I would use a Cat5e but the cable is RJ11- RJ45 as opposed to RJ45-RJ45 because for some reason the DSL port on the modem is RJ45. The cable that came with the modem is 4m and I might be able to do it with a 5m cable so maybe that's my best option..?

Is there a way to work out if the cable I linked is twisted pair? (I'll probably buy the 5m version)


There is two possibilities, the first is that in fact it's a WAN port and not a DSL port and the second is that it's a combined DSL and WAN port and that's why it's an RJ45.
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 29-Mar-18 10:02:34
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Re: Safe to use a 10m DSL cable? (Master socket to modem)


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Sorry to hijack this thread,

Would this 5 m shielded one be any good (for me) ?

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CX701HS.html

It's to replace a standard one, that came with the router (from Now TV).

I would like it to be a bit longer than the current 3 m one, and thicker.

Thanks in advance.

CJT.


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