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    i want to move my router about 5 or 6 metres from the bt socket. what cable do i need to connect from sicket to keep signal as fast as possible? links be appreciated. thx peops.

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    You just need a longer ethernet (CatV) cable to connect from your micro-filter to your router.
    Edited by: "spiderbifida" 9th Dec 2014

    Just a standard phone to rj45 cable.
    For the absolute best connection you want to keep the cable from the socket to the router as short as possible. Depending on why your moving it you could get a network switch or wireless repeater/bridge connected via standard network cable which in theory is a lot better for speed.

    The connection between micro filter and standard ADSL broadband routers is RJ45 on both ends. You don't want a phone connection on one end or an ethernet cable.

    Also the same goes if you have fibre broadband but the filter is built into the faceplate of your NTE5 (Main) phone socket.

    Regards

    Original Poster

    thanks andy its fibre to house. so its same connectors both side ok. is there any difference between cat 5 or 6?

    128plant

    thanks andy its fibre to house. so its same connectors both side ok. is … thanks andy its fibre to house. so its same connectors both side ok. is there any difference between cat 5 or 6?



    Yes, data transfer rates are much faster with Cat6, although unless you're running a large business network it's not a difference that you would notice with home use.

    FYI your fibre broadband is likely to be 'FTC' which means Fibre To Cabinet. Between the cabinet and your property it will be running on the existing Openreach copper infrastructure!

    andylee210

    The connection between micro filter and standard ADSL broadband routers … The connection between micro filter and standard ADSL broadband routers is RJ45 on both ends. You don't want a phone connection on one end or an ethernet cable.Also the same goes if you have fibre broadband but the filter is built into the faceplate of your NTE5 (Main) phone socket.Regards

    It's rj11 actually.

    joedastudd

    Just a standard phone to rj45 cable.For the absolute best connection you … Just a standard phone to rj45 cable.For the absolute best connection you want to keep the cable from the socket to the router as short as possible. Depending on why your moving it you could get a network switch or wireless repeater/bridge connected via standard network cable which in theory is a lot better for speed.


    It's rj11, actually.

    spiderbifida

    You just need a longer ethernet (CatV) cable to connect from your … You just need a longer ethernet (CatV) cable to connect from your micro-filter to your router.


    It's rj11, actually.

    Original Poster

    so is it rj11 both ends or rj11 and rj45 the other? yes ftc live in sticks lol. so 30 plus mbs best it gets, so want to keep it. just want to get the right thing but get so confused on ebay and no pc shops about here.

    My bad, it is RJ11...

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    128plant

    so is it rj11 both ends or rj11 and rj45 the other? yes ftc live in … so is it rj11 both ends or rj11 and rj45 the other? yes ftc live in sticks lol. so 30 plus mbs best it gets, so want to keep it. just want to get the right thing but get so confused on ebay and no pc shops about here.

    Original Poster

    thank you andy that's great.

    RJ11 as somebody has already said keep it as short as possible for best speeds, rj45 cat5 or cat6 cable is always the best to extend as you won't lose much speed especially home use.
    Edited by: "Dizy" 11th Dec 2014

    If you're extending your phone socket, check out the Broadband Accelerator from BT. It's basically a filter that fits to your main telephone socket. It will filter out some of the interference you might pick up from the extension.

    Besides this, it's best not to extend this lead. If you can fit a modem right next to your socket, then run Cat5 cabling to your wifi router that's the best option. You won't lose signal with the cat5 ethernet cable, but you will on the telephone cable.

    Original Poster

    thanks folks that's super help.

    Original Poster

    hi tony, am leaving the phone socket at point of entry where it is fitted which is about 4 metres from where the hub and power are located, so its deciding where and with what to extend. there is no power near the bt socket to power anything there with it and don't want extension leads running all over the place either.
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