Originally posted by: LMDP
Just intalled the modem closer to phone line entry into house....and got up to 1.1 Mbit/s..and steady . Steady is the great benefit.. 1.1Mb/s is not that much anyway. It tells wiring quality and length is prime factor. WIll work on this..but is there anyone with specific findings about best wiring type to use?
Here is a link That might be of help in decidng the best cable for your use.http://www.broadbandutopia.com/caandcaco.html
You can also do Google search on Cat 5 vs Cat 6 cable.
Back when I did mine I had plenty of Cat 5 cable so thats what I used. My dedicated line from the outside telephone box (NID) to the modem is around 75 to 85 feet just a guess as its evening and I never did measure it. I just ran the cable on the outside of the house from the south wall to the wall on the north side of the house Drilled a small hole ran it inside and and then put an outlet box on the inside wall. I'm to old to be crawling around in the attic running cable LOL.
Like I said in my previous reply Quest had put in a new outside telephone box (NID). Which made it very easy to splice the cat 5 wires to the Pigtail wires that they left hanging in the inside the NID box.
I think you hit the nail on the head with this statement.
"It tells wiring quality and length is prime factor."
Now I just have the cat 5 from the NID to the telephone wall outlet I installed in the computer room. from the wall outlet to the modem I have a regular telephone line about 7 feet long. Now I am going to replace that with Cat 5. This way I will have twisted pair wiring all the way from the NID to the modem.
Don't know why I didn't think of that when I first did this project. Your statement above turned on a light in this old brain. Thanks!
Hope this helps