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High Speed Internet modem cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nelliev8, Dec 5, 2006.

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  1. nelliev8

    nelliev8 Thread Starter

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    I have a Belkin wireless modem/router with 3 computers attached. I have ADSL connection with supposedly 1500mbps speed but I am only getting between 900 to 1200 on a good day I have the ordinary telstra phone cable from the output to my modem at present and wondered if I would be wasting my money getting the Belkin High Speed Internet Modem Cable or similar which from their blurb says it speeds up internet bla bla!
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You want a 24 gauge solid conductor twisted pair wire. If you already have modular connectors and a crimping tool you can make your own. Otherwise $15 for a Belkin cable would be ok.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco service entrance. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand.

    This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.
     
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I had to do this when I had DSL due to the connection constantly dropping. My ISP had the phone company install it at no charge.
     
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    It's the best solution to DSL interior wiring. Many times, multiple filters and spaghetti wiring throughout the house screw up DSL performance. :)
     
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    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    And with with the external DSL splitter installed as you suggested, filters on non-DSL modem devices are no longer necessary. The splitter takes care of it.
     
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    Correct, the splitter is the only "filter" required for the whole installation. In addition, the direct shot of quality cable to the DSL modem eliminates all the issues of multi-drop phone wiring. I sometimes marvel that DSL works at all in some of the installations I've seen. :)
     
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