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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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So after a few trials and tribulations I'm due to get my phone line and broadband set up this week.

Hurrah I hear you say, one small issue is the cable for my sky hub router isn't long enough for where I want to put the hub.......

So do I get a longer cable to go to the phone port, or do I try to extend the Ethernet cable to my PC? I'm worried about loss of signal if I go for a longer cable from the phone jack.

Any suggestions?  scratch-head
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:19:21 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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I think I would be tempted by extending the Ethernet cable rather than the phone - but have you got those uber fast speeds still in your new place ?

Have you looked at Homeplugs ?  I use these with success and just as good as a cable in my place.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=O3LJM63KH1I0&coliid=IIPLEGIXYJYA0&psc=1

Just as an example.
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:42:47 PM Logged

Offline Data
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I would go the Ethernet cable way  thumbsup

And glad you should soon be up to speed DD  Smiley
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:45:24 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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I would use a shorter Ethernet cable, for faster internet speeds  for I  barely use the phone Tongue
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:46:17 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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No my 200mb speeds are a thing of the past Freddy  sign-sad

I think I can just about get my cables to stretch after all, thank god for the extra long Ethernet cable I "borrowed" from work when I was in Dublin, I knew it would come in Handy  Cheesy

Might have to take a look at those home plugs at some point though
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:49:09 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Ah a shame about the speed, oh well. So are the people at work wondering what happened to their internet connection now ? Grin
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:51:46 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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The other handy thing about those home plugs is you can connect them to a switch like this :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-SF1005D-100Mbps-Unmanaged-Desktop/dp/B000FNFSPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1405371146&sr=1-1&keywords=tplink+switch

I've got three things plugged in to my one behind the telly, works a treat.
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:53:28 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The IT guys left some spare cables when I helped them set up the office 4 years back Freddy, I needed a long cable so I borrowed one....on a permanent loan basis of course
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:57:24 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Of course *cough*  Grin
Posted July 14, 2014, 21:58:09 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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I'm not going to add to the list of good advice here, since Data, Freddy ahd Syber already gave you the best of both options. Smiley Also sorry about the bottleneck with the ISP, but such is life, I'm afraid.

(BTW, extend the Ethernet cable, rather than the phone line. Tongue  - Sorry, Mate. Couldn't resist! Cheesy)
Posted July 14, 2014, 22:46:02 PM
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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LOL thanks Dave  thumbsup
Posted July 15, 2014, 19:07:19 PM Logged
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