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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Wed 24-Apr-13 18:36:39
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BTOR Flat modem cable


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Today I moved my BTOR modem from the living room to under the stairs where it would be tucked away nicely.

I did this by crimping some RJ11 plugs on around 10-15m of CAT5.

Upon checking the max attainable rate, I discovered it'd gone up by nearly 2000kbps - rising from the low 88,000s to the high 89,000s, despite going from a 1m cable to 10m! I've been logging the data from my ECI modem since I had it, and the max attainable has never moved from the low 88,000s.

It makes me wonder what gains are to be had from using a short, high quality twisted pair cable in lieu of the supplied item.

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Edited by mikehiow (Thu 25-Apr-13 00:58:45)

Standard User Going_Digital
(knowledge is power) Wed 24-Apr-13 20:00:54
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Re: BTOR Flat modem cable


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It really depends on the environment. DSL is designed to work on twisted pair conductors that aids interference rejection. A length of flat cable in a noisy environment can cause degradation in the signal quality.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 24-Apr-13 20:23:15
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Re: BTOR Flat modem cable


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?
I'm confused.

You describe moved the router, not the modem, and changing the cable between the two.

But the Subject and the max attainable suggest you moved the modem?

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Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 24-Apr-13 22:39:21
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Re: BTOR Flat modem cable


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I didn't even notice it said router in the first sentence, must have meant modem because of the RJ11
plugs.

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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 00:52:42
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Re: BTOR Flat modem cable


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In reply to a post by kasg:
I didn't even notice it said router in the first sentence, must have meant modem because of the RJ11
plugs.


Indeed - the router terminology was simply out of habit.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 25-Apr-13 00:54:48
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Re: BTOR Flat modem cable


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You can edit it for up to 12 hours after posting smile.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 00:59:28
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Way ahead of you smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 25-Apr-13 01:07:42
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Uh uh tongue. Three minutes 57 seconds behind me actually smile.

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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 01:10:05
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Your reply wasn't visible when I started editing, but fair one smile

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Edited by mikehiow (Thu 25-Apr-13 01:10:21)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 25-Apr-13 01:10:57
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It's a very interesting result though! A big increase in potential speed for longer lines than your yours.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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