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Standard User 4M2
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 12:31:51
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Filtered analogue v digital extension cabling


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What is best: a twisted pair extension from the AB connections on the back of a filtered faceplate to a modem/router or a long ethernet cable from the router (positioned near and connected to the master socket via the front adsl socket) to a computer - maybe talking about 30 feet or so?

BTW physical access to the router would not be an important issue.

Edited by 4M2 (Fri 30-Sep-11 12:42:18)

Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 13:03:04
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Re: Filtered analogue v digital extension cabling


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When BT / OR did my install, they used an Ethernet cable from Master Socket to the Modem / Router. About 10 Metres worth.

There was an existing twisted-pair connection along the same path, but they did not want to use it.

Mayhap they know best ?

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 13:15:07
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Re: Filtered analogue v digital extension cabling


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nothing in it really,
presuming its a router with wireless and 4 port switch:
site the router where its other connections are best used,
particularly
a) site it well for wireless access
b) if computer and printer, both need network wires, put the router near them


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Standard User 4M2
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 13:49:15
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Re: Filtered analogue v digital extension cabling


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G3UZF,

BT/OR used an approx 10 metre ethernet cable (RJ45) from the master socket, via the adsl front connection on a filter faceplate, to the modem/router?

Might cause confusion when reconnecting cables to the router in the future though if that was the case...

Edited by 4M2 (Fri 30-Sep-11 15:13:02)

Standard User 4M2
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 13:59:54
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ggremlin,

You say "nothing in it really" - but would an approx 30 foot twisted pair perhaps be more susceptible to noise than an ethernet cable of a similar length or does the signal degrade (if that is the correct term) over longish lengths of ethernet cabling more so than over a twisted pair?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:21:23
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Re: Filtered analogue v digital extension cabling


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The router next to master socket, and ethernet running to am ethernet switch in a more convinent location is best solution.

CAT5e carrying an Ethernet signal will happily manage 100 Mbps over a 100 m run.

30 feet of twisted pair cable is unlikely to be an issue for an ADSL signal, but you never know until you try it in the RF environment in your home.

Only way to know is test each setup in your home.

Myself router at master, then Ethernet infrastructure cable to take the now IP network around the property

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User 4M2
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 19:21:51
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Andrew,

Sounds like on balance ethernet would be a better bet than twisted pair especially as physical access to the router is not a necessity.

Many thanks for the clarification,

4M2.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 01-Oct-11 21:32:34
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I agree with Mr S - put the router at the earliest point you can which in your case is at the master. It reduces the possible problems from RFI generated by a plethora of electrical and electronic devices around the house.





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Standard User 4M2
(committed) Sat 01-Oct-11 22:08:32
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MHC,

Thanks for confirming Andrew's opinion smile

What would be the preferable form of cabling (ethernet can go directly to the pc from the router - no real need for an adsl wall socket unless advisable): ready made RJ45 to RJ45 or make one up from a length of cable and a couple of plugs? Any idea about suitable makes for either/or?

4M2.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 02-Oct-11 08:49:41
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+1 for the MR S setup. I have this myself.
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