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Standard User GeekOfBroadband
(newbie) Sun 11-Jan-15 02:17:32
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All Cables grades....


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So is,

BT's main phone lines CW1308 along with all their extentions and dat extention kit?

The flat phone extention cables and DSL cable from the socket to the modem CW1311?

And what is FCC68? Is that just another name for the DSL cable
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Jan-15 14:25:03
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CW1308 is twisted pair cable typically used for extensions and from the joint box with the outside cable to the master socket.

The others aren't twisted pair they are flat. CW1311 is four core and FCC-68 comes as 4, 6, or 8 core.

Information all directly found from google searches.
Standard User TheEulerID
(member) Sun 11-Jan-15 15:49:04
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I think FCC68 is a US defined standard (FCC - Federal Communications Commission). It's a flat cable intended for use with RJ45/RJ11 type connectors. As such, it's probably best avoided for VDSL although I suspect it won't do to much harm for a short connection between a socket and a modem. However, it ought to be avoided for any extension runs intended to carry broadband signals.

CW1308, whilst originally intended for voice, is fine for broadband, although cat 5/6 will be a little better, at least for long runs.


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Standard User GeekOfBroadband
(newbie) Sun 11-Jan-15 17:30:37
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In reply to a post by TheEulerID:
I think FCC68 is a US defined standard (FCC - Federal Communications Commission). It's a flat cable intended for use with RJ45/RJ11 type connectors. As such, it's probably best avoided for VDSL although I suspect it won't do to much harm for a short connection between a socket and a modem. However, it ought to be avoided for any extension runs intended to carry broadband signals.

CW1308, whilst originally intended for voice, is fine for broadband, although cat 5/6 will be a little better, at least for long runs.


Cool thanks, yes what I have done is bought a cat6 DSL cable cut one end off and punchedit donw into the MK3 BT extention slots and plugged the ohter end into the modem so the cable is about 0.25M long
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 11-Jan-15 17:39:20
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How long before the connection fails? Multistrand into an IDC connector - not really recommended.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 11-Jan-15 17:47:24
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What makes you think it's multistrand rather than solid copper?


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Standard User TheEulerID
(member) Sun 11-Jan-15 18:09:48
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Probably because it sounds like a patch cable as an RJ45 was cut off. Those tend to be multi-strand so they are flexible and less prone to internal breakage when being repeatedly manhandled.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 11-Jan-15 18:25:36
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Funnily enough, the broadband socket is RJ45.


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Standard User Tacitus
(experienced) Sun 11-Jan-15 18:48:33
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In reply to a post by MHC:
How long before the connection fails? Multistrand into an IDC connector - not really recommended.
True, but if you're only using a couple of the wires you could always tin them with a bit of silver solder prior to punching them down.
Standard User GeekOfBroadband
(newbie) Sun 11-Jan-15 19:12:31
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The cable I got Is solid copper cat6, so its just a cat6 with one end of it RJ11 for the modem and the other was RJ45 for the combo RJ11/RJ45 MK3 socket until I cut that end off and punched it into the extention slots to see if It would improve a little because hardwiring it seems more likely to give a better connection
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