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Standard User markjm44
(newbie) Tue 22-Mar-11 11:00:50
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Moving Router


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Hi Everyone, first post, so im not sure if this is in right area, im looking at moving my router and i have a couple of questions.
1. i will need some new cabling 5m in length to hook router up to my adsl filterplate, any recommendations out there, ive read cat5 is the best to use.
2. Where my router will be is below my Electric circuit board approx. 4-5 ft away, will this have any effect on my router.
Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Mar-11 11:12:04
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4 to 5 feet to distribution board probably ok.

As for cable look at www.adslnation.com they have various pre-made cables that are twisted pair (the pro series)

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Standard User markjm44
(newbie) Tue 22-Mar-11 11:24:07
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Thanks for that smile


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Standard User trolleybus
(newbie) Tue 22-Mar-11 12:44:35
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
4 to 5 feet to distribution board probably ok.

As for cable look at www.adslnation.com they have various pre-made cables that are twisted pair (the pro series)


OP said 5m, now in my book that's around 15 feet! I believe the request for information was whether a longer telephone cable could be used to inter-connect the router to the ADSL filter. Surely the requirement is for an RJ11 extension cable where the use of a high quality cable of 5m would be OK. OP confuses the issue by mentioning CAT5e.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 22-Mar-11 13:40:06
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Whatever comes out of the previous two replies, just make sure the cable when you install it doesn't go near the electricity circuit board, and if it has to cross any power cables it does so at as near to right-angles as possible.

Running power and signal cables next to each other, (in parallel), can be bad news for the signal.

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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 13:48:27
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In reply to a post by trolleybus:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
4 to 5 feet to distribution board probably ok.

As for cable look at www.adslnation.com they have various pre-made cables that are twisted pair (the pro series)


OP said 5m, now in my book that's around 15 feet! I believe the request for information was whether a longer telephone cable could be used to inter-connect the router to the ADSL filter. Surely the requirement is for an RJ11 extension cable where the use of a high quality cable of 5m would be OK. OP confuses the issue by mentioning CAT5e.

David Bradley


No, he said..
2. Where my router will be is below my Electric circuit board approx. 4-5 ft away,
smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 22-Mar-11 13:50:41
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In reply to a post by Finguz:
In reply to a post by trolleybus:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
4 to 5 feet to distribution board probably ok.

As for cable look at www.adslnation.com they have various pre-made cables that are twisted pair (the pro series)


OP said 5m, now in my book that's around 15 feet! I believe the request for information was whether a longer telephone cable could be used to inter-connect the router to the ADSL filter. Surely the requirement is for an RJ11 extension cable where the use of a high quality cable of 5m would be OK. OP confuses the issue by mentioning CAT5e.

David Bradley


No, he said..
2. Where my router will be is below my Electric circuit board approx. 4-5 ft away,
smile
He said
1. i will need some new cabling 5m in length to hook router up to my adsl filterplate




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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Mar-11 15:10:13
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Indeed he did say both 5m and 4-5 ft, but Mr.Saffrons reply that the guy I replied to was referencing only mentions the 4-5 feet from the electricity distribution board.

Clearly he said 4-5 feet which isn't 5m or 15 ft smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 22-Mar-11 15:36:48
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But the distribution board isn't going to be radiating MW anyway.



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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 22-Mar-11 16:05:21
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
But the distribution board isn't going to be radiating MW anyway.
Not even if it's got a British Gas Smartsomething electricity usage transmitter like ours has?

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