What type of cable RJ11?????

  etlcnes 18:42 09 Dec 2007

Daft question of the day

I am putting Broadband in for my dad next week and I need a very long run (30m) of cable from the Microfilter to the router. My mind has gone blank about what type of cable this is - is it RJ11

Also will there any issues with a cable run that long

Thanks in advance


  MAJ 18:46 09 Dec 2007
  etlcnes 18:48 09 Dec 2007

So I was right - it is RJ11???

  MAJ 18:50 09 Dec 2007

You could have some issues over that length, etlcnes, have you ruled out the wireless option?

  etlcnes 19:00 09 Dec 2007

Yep wireless not viable due to overall system/office config - I'll just have to keep fingers crossed otherwise major project on my hands!!

  interzone55 19:15 09 Dec 2007

Just to answer your question - RJ11 is the plug, the cable is standard telephone cable, probably Cat 2 or Cat 3.

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  Dipso 20:16 09 Dec 2007

Why not use a short RJ11 and a long patch/network/ethernet cable instead?

  woodchip 20:20 09 Dec 2007

It the one you use to connect a Router Modem to Phone Filter for BroadBand

  So Afraid 20:23 09 Dec 2007

Or from here click here

  100andthirty 20:51 09 Dec 2007

Every thread I see recommends routers are connected to the master socket by the shortest possible lead. As others have suggested, you can then use an ethernet connection to other devices - or use one ethernet cable and have a network switch (tell us if that's a new term)localy to the devices you want to connect

  woodchip 22:32 09 Dec 2007

My Connection is over 100ft away from main BT socket and I get about 6.5mb download speed on a 8mb connection 1.8 milews from exchange

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