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cable length

By rosalitac ·
I may need to move my dsl modem to another room (I think the current outlet is faulty) but leave my router at his current location. I was wondering what the max recommended length for the cable between the router and modem is so that it doesn't affect the quality of the connection. thx

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If it's CAT 5 cable the max. length is 328 feet.

by Ron K. In reply to cable length
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it's CAT5

by rosalitac In reply to If it's CAT 5 cable the m ...

I thought I read somewhere that it should not be more than 6 feet from the modem to the router but if I can go to 328 feet then I'm ok. thx

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That's for a USB link from an unmanged modem to the

by Deadly Ernest In reply to it's CAT5

router or computer controlling it.

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Watch out for Filters

by TheChas In reply to cable length

The ideal location for your DSL modem is right at the service panel where your phone line enters your home. That way, you can install what is known as a POTS splitter and not have to install filters at each phone jack.

When you install a DSL modem other than at the phone line service entrance, you need to make sure that there are no line filters between the service panel and the phone jack. Plus, you need to know that the installed phone line is of a quality such that it will not degrade the DSL signal.

Another problem that you avoid if you install a POTS splitter is that a phone or other device on the phone line will not load down your DSL signal.


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by rosalitac In reply to Watch out for Filters

thx everyone. I'm going to move my modem today

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