Will ADSL signal be affected by length of an extension from the BT master socket?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by km, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. km

    km Guest

    The master socket is approximately 100 metres away from the proposed
    extension box which will be used to service a 5 PC network. The Router
    is also linked to a Networked Printer (cabled) and currently 3 cabled
    PCs and 2 Wireless.

    Will this distance cause problems?

    Looking at available extension boxes I can only see screw types for
    the wiring (Maplins and B&Q). Should I get one of these or are there
    convenient retailers selling the "push-in" type of connectors.

    100 metres of 6-wire cable is £16.99 at Maplins.4-wire is £11.99 (I
    think). Any better deals?

    km, Jun 4, 2005
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  2. not of itself, as its not significant in the total cable run.

    It is however a very long extension by any domestic standards, I would
    consider using a filtered faceplate on the master socket and then run
    a twisted pair extension from that for the ADSL. CW1308 phone cable or
    Cat5 data cable. Only connect the A/B wires from the filtered
    faceplate. This will minimise interference pickup.

    Terminate it with an RJ45 socket or RJ11 and you can plug the router
    straight in.

    If you want a phone at the end of the extension you could use a
    filtered extension socket like the Pro LJ4 shown at
    or similar stuff at ADSLnation.com

    Phil Thompson, Jun 4, 2005
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  3. km

    SteveB Guest

    20m is reckoned to be the max with untwisted wire.
    SteveB, Jun 4, 2005
  4. km

    km Guest

    Thanks to Phil and Steve.

    Steve - will CW1308 wire as mentioned by Phil remove the limitation
    you mention?

    km, Jun 4, 2005
  5. CW1308 is twisted, Steve's limit as untwisted so yes. Maplin sell 4
    core CW1308 in white I think and 6 core in black.

    Phil Thompson, Jun 4, 2005
  6. km

    km Guest

    Your replies much appreciated

    km, Jun 4, 2005
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