Modem cable with twisted pairs. How important?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Tim+, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. En el artículo <[email protected]
    If you think about the piece of wet string, potentially thousands of
    metres long, which connects you to the exchange - through overhead
    cables picking up all sorts of RFI shit, underground cables in water-
    filled ducts, possibly old, crumbling aluminium cable, multiple joints,
    pole-top joint boxes vulnerable to the elements, etc. etc. a 1m bit of
    expensive cable is going to make precisely **** all difference.

    Some time ago, for giggles, I got a Belkin "ultimate/premium" or similar
    branded RJ11 - BT plug twisted pair cable from a car boot sale, brand
    new and boxed, priced at 14.99, for 50p. It reduced the sync speed by
    about 20% over the flat cable supplied with the router.

    It's the equivalent of Russ Andrews offering a SINGLE 13A mains fuse for
    25 quid and promising it will improve sound quality:
    Mike Tomlinson, Aug 31, 2015
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    Bob Henson Guest


    Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

    If all seems to be going well, you obviously have no idea what is really
    Bob Henson, Sep 1, 2015
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    Tim+ Guest

    We're about 200 metres (if that) from our nearest fibre cabinet, which is
    about 500 metres from our telephone exchange.

    Guess I need to do some speed tests.

    Tim+, Sep 1, 2015
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    Graham. Guest

    To be honest, I tried TB for a number of weeks and found it wanting in
    some respects.
    I ended up using this old edition of Forte Agent, it needed quite a
    few tweaks to get it working the way I wanted, but I am very happy
    with it now. The only annoying thing is the "Outbox" files the oldest
    post at the top, and there doesn't seem to be a way of reversing it
    Graham., Sep 1, 2015
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    Graham. Guest

    I have never seen a domestic ADSL router that ships with a twisted
    pair RJ11 cable.
    Some Cisco routers we use at work do come with them. A rather fetching
    shade of lilac they are!

    Any difference they make in practice are likley to be down to
    psychological perception.
    Graham., Sep 1, 2015
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    Grr. Lucky you :)

    I'm shortly moving to a new house where the copper run from the FTTC cab
    is about 20m. Fully expecting 79.9Mbps, and if I don't get it am going
    to want to know why!

    I see trials of (up to 300Mbps) have just started.
    Mike Tomlinson, Sep 1, 2015
  7. 's funny that. That was always my assumption...
    .... until you wrote that!

    Vir Campestris, Sep 1, 2015
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    But as quibbles go, that is very minor.
    That's why I've even paid for mine, and kept it up to date.
    In my version (8.0), you can reverse that order by clicking on the
    "date" column header (same for all the folders), so you can fix it by
    upgrading, if nothing else.
    Phil W Lee, Sep 2, 2015
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    AnthonyL Guest

    But Ctrl-End takes you immediately to the bottom (on mine anyway).

    Have you tried starting a response to the OP and get around what I see
    as I solid black underline?
    AnthonyL, Sep 2, 2015

  10. No problem with 'solid black line' which can be edited out on a reply.
    using Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186
    brightside S9, Sep 2, 2015
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