Installation closeness to wall socket!?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Pete Stockdale, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Considering Broadband. However, noticed that BT say pc and BB modem should
    be located within 3m of telephone wall socket...and somewhere else noted
    that advises best not to use BB with telephone extension cables!
    Damn, if that's correct I have a prob. I have a telephone extension between
    wall socket downstairs and bedroom/office upstairs.
    Can anyone provide advice?
    Thanks,
    Pete
     
    Pete Stockdale, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. Pete Stockdale

    Tiny Tim Guest

    When I had ADSL my phone point was by the front door while my USB modem was
    in the living room. I used a standard telephone extension lead from Comet, I
    think. I distance along the walls and around a doorframe was about 15m but I
    can't remember if the lead itself was 15m or 20m. I've disconnected it now.
    Anyway, performance was absolutely fine. I thought the recommended limited
    was actually 30m, not 3m.
     
    Tiny Tim, Jul 24, 2003
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  3. Pete Stockdale

    Tiny Tim Guest

    p.s. I can't really see that after travelling perhaps 5km from the exchange
    it's going to make much difference whether your extension is 3m, 5m, 10m, or
    20m so long as the connections are well made. It's a bit like wondering
    whether moving your Sky dish up by a few feet will improve the signal (tress
    in line of sight not withstanding) :)
     
    Tiny Tim, Jul 24, 2003
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  4. Pete Stockdale

    TEQ Guest

    Had one problem with a client's machine not synching properly with the
    exchange, turned out it was his extension - it was a real cheap one with
    aluminium cores. Replaced it with a slightly better quality one with copper
    cores and all was fine.
     
    TEQ, Jul 24, 2003
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    Kraftee Guest

    You can successfully use extensions, I use a B&Q 15 meter extension
    WRONG (well normally anyway) the engineer can fit a DSL extension to
    any point within 30mtrs cable length (the length of the longest
    extension kit available).
     
    Kraftee, Jul 24, 2003
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  6. Pete Stockdale

    Kraftee Guest

    The voice of reason, at long last....

    I've known extension pieces to effectively double the line loss on a
    end users service.

    The tip is use good quality & not basement bargain bucket....
     
    Kraftee, Jul 24, 2003
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  7. Pete Stockdale

    Tiny Tim Guest

    Agreed. But therefore the issue is about quality more than distance, within
    reason. So 20m of quality copper, terminated correctly, should not be a
    problem. I can't even begin to imagine where you would get aluminium leads.
    3m is not a necessary limit on the length of the extension.
     
    Tiny Tim, Jul 24, 2003
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    Pete Stockdale, Jul 24, 2003
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