New phone socket or go wireless?

  nick_j007 12:27 02 Nov 2003

Before I spend some time researching this, I thought I would be a little lazy and ask in here if you have any thoughts on this one.
My laptop is often set up on my kitchen table with an extension cable running in from the lounge. I am on broadband with Freeserve.
The extension cable is a little dangerous the way it is.
I guess the two considerations for me are cost and performance.
Is there much in it when I weigh up a new phone extension by B.T. or a wire-less set up do you think?
Also, will I lose a noticeable amount of speed when going wireless?

Many thanks for your input. Off to walk the dawg.

Nick Jones

  spanglysteve 12:35 02 Nov 2003

if you purely want it in the kitchen it will be very much cheaper, and easier to simply get an extension installed in the kitchen. For a router and PCMCIA wireless card our prbably looking at the best part of ?70 to ?80, whereas you could easily run an addittional extension into the kitchen yourself for a little over ?10 and half an hours DIY

  nick_j007 14:57 02 Nov 2003

Fair comment, Ill look into that idea a little further thanks.
Less speed loss than going wireless do you think?



  recap 16:09 02 Nov 2003

click here for a wiring diagram of your home phone system

  recap 16:13 02 Nov 2003

One thing of note if you do install an extension socket, DO NOT leave any straggely ends of wire. These can lead to a bad connection, so please CUT THEM OFF.

  graham√ 16:31 02 Nov 2003

Thanks for that link! Been looking for one to save me typing it out all the time.

  nick_j007 17:48 02 Nov 2003

Excellent info!

Thank you all.

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