Posted 1st Nov 2021
So I have a brand new Sky BB router that I need to move far away from the Openreach (Master Socket 5C).

What is the name of the cable do I need to buy? This isn't a conventional ADSL.

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    yorkie1201/11/2021 19:50

    This should be what you need - …This should be what you need - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154368821398?_trkparms=ispr=1&hash=item23f1194896:g:zBoAAOSw0zRgTGGR&amdata=enc:AQAGAAACsPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsStEKTPzZMfQmny3knR97t0Bcv4MpJBcihNeUskb5pqNH3d2qKgJxW7RNOtHgoomIwNKraYg6eqoMIC3%2BJ4h%2Fs3lRI15YKaX1pC8Cj2hhwQj5U0jpoZIdmwcRHaylSH1sJKjRKhhtbYNCxjmHUnWkkY%2BgW1VlEnfa1mqqDA7PyLAJ39QEW%2FeKpRI4naCoXmUwsk%2BVENMsVw%2FSDXi6cyeeL1BH8ChxmpaEXLTFNoufm4SZ3khM7TNON5NzWul17oYoNmi7pPEk4Ww0wC3j7WbF5daoAQtorkYQA%2Fntvoncqe1zQf9Yc2fblHMUllPJFOiGO0w2ECxjNo78mJDUwhRv0onr2zZGFEcuT6G0BDCoeu%2B4Xn%2BtovB7y9kmZlPFQHm3f29yPUom70cXHErOTSk%2BnVe1VjuzASB1jrTTcB%2FCmNvKpUjaml6%2BebCIoswIJNbjwvEnyCitnL%2FyKpPqWZ7JrKozdLp3yXLC5w8vOu%2FtwKiIZ37c%2BZeKV1ZtN%2FEpTUGSZkoSYfzqV9r0UXf5zHaV9RTjBpeQWPkTxfId%2FBM%2B4FE0Lx9x4ROppu0%2FnTatmrjUvDjOn9sKp8ycXzeontHJzq9F5MCCr8uU5jT42wAjVptS4xQ45nsQjMiX18csZOVU9rTTib9UnzhRSWsEa3K8YZkfmtRELlRsK4MskITx1pfMoTXVt69GlCaiZl%2FCinWVTmjgQD%2BG6eKozNNzwWkOW4hvMnsshfXTOapZ9jyGFaqYitWoChXC21LtO6%2BEFZf0zcqW3VUVnT20G37lRp3lrM6aTTsXgDhLPMnnfcNojmmSqbpWMOqC95eEPTFuZ%2BB6sOEPIQhNzkFHVAnl7sAuY%2F0LOfekZh%2Be7BKioGYbdP2c%3D|clp:2334524|tkp:BFBMlInp0Jtf


    Ports are the same on the link you sent.

    I need two different ones.
    Edited by: "darkstryder360" 1st Nov 2021
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    darkstryder36001/11/2021 19:54

    Ports are the same on the link you sent.I need two different ones.


    Are the ports on the Sky modem box not RJ11 same as BT master ? not had sky for years .
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    I had Sky Fibre and just grabbed an 8m extension cable from eBay. If you have issues with your broadband such as drop outs Sky will ask you to move the router next to the master socket.

    What type of Broadband do you have from SKY?
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    From the left:

    Telephone cable: BT plug to RJ11

    RJ11 cable: RJ11 to RJ11

    EDIT: I would suggest you don't use extension cables as some equipment can be funny about this and not work. Also, if you have connectivity issues in the future and need to troubleshoot, it's another element you will need to test.
    Edited by: "HappyShopper" 1st Nov 2021
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    Sorry think I've got it now ,. Normally you have a DSL filter on the phone connection on the master socket which gives a regular phone connection and a RJ11 socket too. Then you use the cable as in my link.ebay.co.uk/itm…080?hash=item5ba8018610:g:mRYAAOSw0JhfPpz8
    Edited by: "yorkie12" 1st Nov 2021
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    HappyShopper01/11/2021 20:00

    From the left:Telephone cable: BT plug to RJ11RJ11 cable: RJ11 to …From the left:Telephone cable: BT plug to RJ11RJ11 cable: RJ11 to RJ11EDIT: I would suggest you don't use extension cables as some equipment can be funny about this and not work. Also, if you have connectivity issues in the future and need to troubleshoot, it's another element you will need to test.


    BT Plug to RJ11 is exactly what I need, thank you!

    My other option is 4, 10 metre Ethernet cables going round the house
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    E_T_C01/11/2021 19:59

    I had Sky Fibre and just grabbed an 8m extension cable from eBay. If you …I had Sky Fibre and just grabbed an 8m extension cable from eBay. If you have issues with your broadband such as drop outs Sky will ask you to move the router next to the master socket. What type of Broadband do you have from SKY?


    Only the 60mb connection sadly
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    darkstryder36001/11/2021 20:16

    BT Plug to RJ11 is exactly what I need, thank you!My other option is 4, 10 …BT Plug to RJ11 is exactly what I need, thank you!My other option is 4, 10 metre Ethernet cables going round the house


    DOH! I thought it was 2 separate cables but it's one cable - your picture shows both ends of the same cable.

    EDIT: So, you need a 40m cable?
    Edited by: "HappyShopper" 1st Nov 2021
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    HappyShopper01/11/2021 20:21

    DOH! I thought it was 2 separate cables but it's one cable - your picture …DOH! I thought it was 2 separate cables but it's one cable - your picture shows both ends of the same cable. EDIT: So, you need a 40m cable?


    Yeh same cable, just need a compatible one that reaches around the room. 10m may suffice.

    Reading online says Sky may not accept 3rd party cables, but the post was from 2010.
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    darkstryder36001/11/2021 20:29

    Yeh same cable, just need a compatible one that reaches around the room. …Yeh same cable, just need a compatible one that reaches around the room. 10m may suffice. Reading online says Sky may not accept 3rd party cables, but the post was from 2010.


    On reasonable assumption your "brand new Sky BB router" was standard issue including microfilter:
    10m of BT-spec CW1308 cable with correct RJ11 male plugs each end to suit your Sky router & Sky microfilter is £11 delivered from credible seller ebay.co.uk/itm…624 (option = RJ11 to RJ11 4-wire; your choice of black or white colour cable).
    Best to only consider CW1308 for such a cable, rather than any junk flat / ethernet-based alternatives that may (will?) impact connectivity on longer runs.

    Keep the original junk cable that Sky provides - it will be required if ever Sky support needs to troubleshoot any issues.
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    darkstryder36001/11/2021 20:16

    BT Plug to RJ11 is exactly what I need, thank you!My other option is 4, 10 …BT Plug to RJ11 is exactly what I need, thank you!My other option is 4, 10 metre Ethernet cables going round the house


    Why not buy a cheap gigabit switch and leave the sky router by the phone socket, then you'd only need the one ethernet cable to link the two.

    You could even use an old ISP router as a switch (pref one with gigabit ports) plus use it to provide a second wifi access point.
    Edited by: "melted" 1st Nov 2021
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    melted01/11/2021 21:58

    Why not buy a cheap gigabit switch and leave the sky router by the phone …Why not buy a cheap gigabit switch and leave the sky router by the phone socket, then you'd only need the one ethernet cable to link the two.You could even use an old ISP router as a switch (pref one with gigabit ports) plus use it to provide a second wifi access point.


    I was going to say the same thing. Might be easier to run a single ethernet cable from the router to where you need it and have a cheap unmanaged switch, assuming you're moving it as you want to connect it to something like a TV or a set top box? If you do put in a cable, I'd suggest using Cat6 at least and preferably Cat7 as if/when you get higher bandwidth services it'll be ready.

    Or, have you considered PowerLine adapters? A lot of people don't like them, but until I could put in the ethernet cable I used them to connect a set top box to the router and streamed HD movies without any problem.
    Edited by: "gorf65" 1 m ago
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