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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 12:02:08
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DSL Cable replacement


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Hello,

Just wanted a bit of advice. I want to replace the DSL cable from my new Hub 2 (Now TV) to my socket. The existing one is a bit short and the placement of the Hub is ideal. So the only possible resolution is a longer DSL cable.

Knowing that DSL cables can be affected over length I am sure a 5m one will be just fine.

I found this on eBay, would it be OK?

As per my post here an OR engineer visited this morning following a "fault" being raised with Now TV and my line is back to 40/10 so I won't change anything over for a good few day's to be safe.

If anyone has a better cable to suggest, please feel free only request is White in colour.

Also any "issues" with cable clipping it out of the way, onto a skirting board?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

smile

CJT.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 06-Apr-18 12:30:46
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Re: DSL Cable replacement


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That one will be fine - the seller make them in many lengths so you can specify length and what connector on each end, RJ11 or RJ45. Clipping it will be fine - use plastic P-clips and make sure you don't pinch it, hammer too hard or hit the cable.

Alternative, if your faceplate has user accessible terminals is to get a length of Cat5e and dun that to an RJ11/45 socket close to where you want the hub


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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 12:51:11
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Re: DSL Cable replacement


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In reply to a post by MHC:
That one will be fine - the seller make them in many lengths so you can specify length and what connector on each end, RJ11 or RJ45. Clipping it will be fine - use plastic P-clips and make sure you don't pinch it, hammer too hard or hit the cable.

Alternative, if your faceplate has user accessible terminals is to get a length of Cat5e and dun that to an RJ11/45 socket close to where you want the hub


Hello MHC

Just thinking about what you said, I have a OR NTE 5C with a Mk 4 filtered face-plate (pic of socket) so would it be better to have RJ-11 (for hub) to RJ45 (for socket) ?

Will that fit on the Filtered face-plate?

Thanks

CJT.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 06-Apr-18 13:02:28
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If the faceplate socket is an RJ45, then go for that. And at the other end, whatever teh hub uses. Good thing about the RJ11 (6pin) i that it will fit into an RJ45 (8 pin) - they can be a bit wobbly but they lock in nicely.


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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 13:10:08
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Re: DSL Cable replacement


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In reply to a post by MHC:
If the faceplate socket is an RJ45, then go for that. And at the other end, whatever teh hub uses. Good thing about the RJ11 (6pin) i that it will fit into an RJ45 (8 pin) - they can be a bit wobbly but they lock in nicely.


The Hub is 100% RJ11 and the current cable is RJ11 to RJ11. Not sure if the filter will accept the RJ45.

Has anyone connected an RJ45 in the MK4 filter?

CJT.


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Standard User brookheather
(learned) Fri 06-Apr-18 13:33:42
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I bought this cheaper Kenable 5m cable from Amazon and it worked perfectly well for me:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003OSUTM4
Standard User eckiedoo
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 06-Apr-18 16:38:00
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In addition to the mention of clipping etc, do not bend too tightly, ie don't try to make a tight right-angle bend for tidiness where two walls meet.
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 18:02:47
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I plan to use some Primark Cable Tidy's (Google Search Image) in White.

it will be fairly loosely attached. I may use large cable clips for part of the journey, not sure.

But I will take into account not bending the cable.

smile

CJT.


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Standard User j0hn83
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 23:07:45
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All the OpenReach MK filtered faceplates have rj45 ports.
RJ11 to RJ45 cable would be best.
Standard User Roksan
(learned) Sat 07-Apr-18 10:38:08
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I bought the cable from your original link a few months ago, not cheap but it's a one off purchase. My son has a cable length of around 3 metres or so & he bought one, he is pleased too. It's really just giving the flaky FTTC system the best chance there is IMO, esp if you have other gear as I have such as hi-fi amps & associated kit in the immediate area. Of course you can make your own but I for one are getting past that smile

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 12-Apr-18 14:18:53
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In reply to a post by j0hn83:
All the OpenReach MK filtered faceplates have rj45 ports.
RJ11 to RJ45 cable would be best.


Thanks J0hn83

Sorry for not replying sooner. I will go with RJ45 to RJ11

CJT.


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