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Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 30-Mar-12 21:32:33
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Re: Cable length socket to modem to PC


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In reply to a post by TracyP:
So your saying shortest cable before modem and longer yellow ethernet cables? just to be sure smile


Yes, but the ethernet cables can be any colour, they don't have to be yellow.


I think you'll find the yellow ones work better. smile


Only on sunny days ... on drab dull days a grey may be best and with a bright red sunset in te sky, they use a red cable the following day!





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Mar-12 21:37:26
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Re: Cable length socket to modem to PC


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Only on sunny days ... on drab dull days a grey may be best and with a bright red sunset in te sky, they use a red cable the following day!
I assume this is based on the covering absorbing the associated prevalent light frequencies? If the curtains are open.

I think the carpet colour has far more important effect than the state of the sunshine. If the cable shudders internally due to revulsion at a colour clash this could really shake the bits about.

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Standard User TracyP
(newbie) Sat 31-Mar-12 08:10:57
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Re: Cable length socket to modem to PC


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Thanks peeps....

you really know how to make a dull subject entertaining smile

and I now know where I can get a purple cable if I want one [nice link thanks]

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 31-Mar-12 09:17:05
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Re: Cable length socket to modem to PC


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I have had a total loss of service - somewhere upstream a BT node had issues but had to conclusively prove it was not here.

I checked my infinity sync speed with my 2 pair cat5e RJ14 (6p4c) cable and then replaced it with a standard flat BT supplied cable. My cable is about 2m long and the BT supplied about 1.2m. There was a drop in attainable speed by around 4Mbps - does not affect me yet but would if I had an 80 Mb service.

So yes, decen twisted pair does improve noise rejection but there is no need to go to the expense of the "magic cables" - the cost of a 2 pair cat5e RJ14 is around £2 max.





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Standard User kasg
(experienced) Sat 31-Mar-12 14:42:17
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Re: Cable length socket to modem to PC


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I checked my infinity sync speed with my 2 pair cat5e RJ14 (6p4c) cable and then replaced it with a standard flat BT supplied cable. My cable is about 2m long and the BT supplied about 1.2m. There was a drop in attainable speed by around 4Mbps - does not affect me yet but would if I had an 80 Mb service.

So yes, decen twisted pair does improve noise rejection but there is no need to go to the expense of the "magic cables" - the cost of a 2 pair cat5e RJ14 is around £2 max.
Thanks, I might give it a try for the sake of a couple of quid. Having said that, my attainable speed varies by far more than that on a day-to-day basis anyway.

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Edited by kasg (Sat 31-Mar-12 14:43:35)

Standard User neilll
(regular) Wed 04-Apr-12 13:41:07
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After advice from the Forum my Fibre with Plusnet went live this morning!

I might re-organise my office as the socket is in one corner and my desk/modem/router is in the other.

My question is .....

I have to extend the modem cable about 12 foot [as I did before] but is it better to have the extension cable before or after the modem or does it not matter?

BT enginner said I'm getting 40MB/2MB at the socket but only 29MB/1.7MB at my PC so will shortening the cable from socket to modem/router make any difference?

I have a resonable quality cable which just lays on the floor around edge of room.

Thanks


I've got a 15m cable from my linebox (tested at 40mb) to my modem, cable is very high quality (from Clarity IT). Modem to router is 300mm then into a Cisco switch. 10m further round the room over Cat6 is my PC and I get 37mb.....so if you have good quality cable it makes very little difference.

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