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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:25:12
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Data Extension Cable


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Hi,

Im forward planning and was wondering if putting in place a CAT6 ethernet cable would be okay to act as the data extention cable to connect the BT Infinty modem to the router?

Thanks.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:29:54
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It would be fine, over kill as you only need one twisted pair, CW1308 stuff would suit better and fit RJ11 style connectors a lot better.

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:32:26
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Re: Data Extension Cable


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
It would be fine, over kill as you only need one twisted pair, CW1308 stuff would suit better and fit RJ11 style connectors a lot better.

Cool, thanks for the confirmation. I was thinking about neatening things up a bit and terminating the ethernet cable to a ethernet socket (like this one). Would that be okay aswell? Or does it need a straight run to the router?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:36:34
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Re: Data Extension Cable


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
It would be fine, over kill as you only need one twisted pair, CW1308 stuff would suit better and fit RJ11 style connectors a lot better.
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:45:32
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So it is, my bad, that is not really the data extension cable then.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 07-Feb-12 21:47:19
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Use of phrase data extension cable threw me, that usually refers to faceplate socket to modem.

The lead between modem and router is just a standard CAT5e cable, and thus CAT6 is fine, well over spec but fine. For routing around a house CAT5e is more flexible.

100m of cat5e between modem and router should have no impact on performance.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 08-Feb-12 00:34:51
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Yes, and RJ45 socket in a face plate at each end is the best way. terminating Cat5e or Cat6 infrastructure cabling in RJ45 plugs can be problematic, so use the sockets with a patch lead at either end.





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Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Wed 08-Feb-12 02:29:04
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
100m of cat5e between modem and router should have no impact on performance.

The length limit of 100m for ethernet comes only when on solid core cable.

The length is stated to be 30m when using flexible patch cable. I don't know of any practical tests that have tried to go further.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Wed 08-Feb-12 08:38:30
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In reply to a post by WWWombat:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
100m of cat5e between modem and router should have no impact on performance.

The length limit of 100m for ethernet comes only when on solid core cable.

The length is stated to be 30m when using flexible patch cable. I don't know of any practical tests that have tried to go further.


THe other important desctinction is how to terminate solid core and multi core.

ONLY Solid Core shuold be used in the IDC connectors present on patch sockets
ONLY Multi core should be used with RJXX plugs.

So > Multicore for plugs, solid core for sockets smile

Ever tried to put multicore into Insulation displacement connectors like those on the back of a phone socket? Doesn't work out too well... tongue

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 08-Feb-12 09:08:52
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Those two rules do generally apply, but you can get solid core RJ45 connectors e.g.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/cat-6-solid-rj45-connectors-...

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