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# 81769 18-Apr-2011 11:34
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Hi,
I am facing very bad internet connection when the outside conditions go a bit humid, I cannot replace anything else than the house wiring. What cable would be recommended for this? CAT5 (fairly cheap) and use only one pair inside? I also have a thicker twisted pair, single core (not stranded), white/red - would this be suitable? I will use gel filled connectors for the outside connections (under the house).

Also, is it recommended to carry from one phone outlet to the next one or create a "star" configuration, with all wall points connected to the incoming telephone cable?

All this might not improve the quality as there can be something wrong with the 30-year old cable coming to the house, but there is nothing I can do about that...

Sometimes is working with speeds in excess of 1200kb/s and other times it times out (server not  found), pages loading in 15-30 sec, router cannot maintain connection with ISP, annoying stuff like that.

Thank you.




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  # 460044 18-Apr-2011 11:43
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I suggest you check out the TCF wiring regulations for advice. www.tcf.org.nz/premwiring

Cat5e cable is recommended, and all wiring should be star, not in series. A master DSL splitter is also recommended and in 99% of cases will deliver significant performance gains over plug in filters which are not ideal for ADSL2+

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  # 460158 18-Apr-2011 15:02
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Urgent Question - Wiring in House

Wiring in Master Bedroom

New home cabling confusion

Those threads might be helpful... But yes, the standard is for Cat5e "generic cabling" these days and also recommends test points and patch panels etc at the central cabinet, which would also house your modem. The cable has a 50mm bend radius and needs to keep the wires twisted right up to the terminations, and connect all 8 wires onto RJ45 outlets (instead of the BT 2wire outlets) so that you can use it for whatever in future. Its easy enough to replug your phone cables.

Do you have a location where you could put the star-wiring cabinet? Decided how many outlets and location in each room? Do you need to connect more than just computers and phones? eg TV/UHF, sky, security camera, wifi, alarm grabber, any other multi-room services.




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