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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Apr-13 03:00:20
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It was probably just that the noise margin is higher in the daylight hours so attainable rate is higher. I find my attainable varies quite a lot.

Interesting though!
Standard User Crusiux
(learned) Thu 25-Apr-13 07:25:04
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You're not the only one. In practice I'm getting an extra 2Mbs down with a 5M Cat5e with RJ11 heads though I bought mine. Not sure I'd be very good at doing it myself!

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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 09:38:15
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I'm not convinced. Like I say, it's never ventured from the low end of 88k for me.

As for making your own RJ11 CAT5 cables, it's easy :-

Pick a pair to go in the center two, and a pair to go in the outer (although kind of irrelevant as the modem only uses the inner pair AFAIK).

Pull the sheathing back and cut the two unused pairs a few centimeters back, align your two remaining pairs, trim to length, put a RJ11 plug on and crimp.

It's a bit more faff than putting an RJ45 plug on, as they aren't really designed to go on CAT5, but easy enough!

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Standard User simon194
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:00:01
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I gained about 5 Mbps on the attainable (up from 83Mbps - 88Mbps) by replacing the flat cable with the same length of Cat 5.
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:03:24
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It does kind of assume you have access to a crimp tool though. For a one off it is probably cheaper to buy ready made.
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:11:27
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In reply to a post by ian72:
It does kind of assume you have access to a crimp tool though.


Doesn't everyone have a crimp tool shocked I do blush

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:11:49
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Agreed, a 2M cable can be had off eBay for £1.99, free delivery.
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:13:00
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
Doesn't everyone have a crimp tool shocked I do blush

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Standard User underzone
(member) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:15:27
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I have crimped an RJ11 straight onto the end of the BT overhead dropwire where it enters my house (I don't use the telephone) for max sync.

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Standard User mikehiow
(committed) Thu 25-Apr-13 10:21:14
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You can buy a crimp tool on eBay for less than £5 - every geek should have one.

I use mine for work, but I've had the same one since before I was of working age and it's been invaluable. Whether it's running a cable through holes you could not fit a connector, making funky length cables or hacking up cables to run my home phone/VDSL over structured cabling in my house - I'd have spent a fortune without it.

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