First post and hopeful someone out there can shed some light.
I've put a garden office outside, it's approx 35m from the house. The buidling has power and as of a few days ago I have run a weatherproof Cat5 cable to the office.
I've connected to either end a wall mounted ethernet socket to allow me to plug in to. So far not got past plugging directly into this socket.
At the router end(testing the ethernet cable that is plugged directly into the router to the new socket into a laptop) I am getting c30-35M speed down and c7-8M up. As I would expect.
At the other end I'm getting 9M down and 3M Up. So from the socket the other end of the 35meter cable I am getting.
As I see it it has to be one of the following:
- Sockets newly installed are slowing things down (could be one or the other i.e. either end).
- 35meter cable is causing the issue(it was a cable from a nationwide electrical retailer).
- would proximity to the powered armoured cable(power supply to the office) have an effect on speed or would it be more stability?
I've read some stuff as you do and am led to believe a cable of this length 'shouldn't' cause an issue?
Also my other question is with the sockets and the wiring of them can they be right or wrong or can they be 'part right' thus causing a speed issue.
Bit baffled, aware where in the connection the speed changes or drops(somewhere from new socket in house/cable/new socket in office), but wanted to see if anyone has any ideas before I rip out the cable that took me hours to thread along the fence line and start trying to fiddle with sockets. Hoping in the sockets case they are either right or wrong.
Is this just something I will have to live with and aside from getting a dedicated line installed which I don't want to do what is the best alternate way of doing this? Did look at point to point but don't want to throw however much at it if it's likely to be the same.
Any help, pointers, advice etc would be greatly apprecaited. I'm not overly technical but am willing to have a go(could be the issue perhaps).
Thanks in advance.
Edited by sliv_ar (Tue 17-May-16 09:49:13)