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Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

I'm moving house soon & plan to carry over my existing Infinity connection, however the property i'm moving into has the master socket (with an older NTE5 faceplate with no built-in ADSL filter) at the complete opposite end of the house to where I would like to place my router (I am using a wired connection to all my relevant devices & so need the router to be physically close to my devices - I explicitly do not want to use wifi).

 

Currently there is a regular telephone extension from the master socket near to where I would like to locate my router. What is the best way to connect the router up to the phone line without degrading the signal? Would the following configuration work?

 

Master socket - ADSL filter conncted to it with phone connected to the filter.

Extension socket - ADSL filter connected to it with router connected to the filter.

 

Or would I only need the filter on the extension socket? The extension socket was originally used for a Sky phone-line for Sky Boxes, so i'm not sure what actual connector it's got on it.

 

Also, would having the router connected to the extension degrade the signal/speed at all (it's a good few meters away from the master socket)? (I'd like to know, even if it's only reduced by a tiny amount.)

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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

Use of filters on both sockets as described is correct. There will probably be a small deterioration in the speed but it is not possible to predict how much.

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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

only trial and error will show how much the speed degradation is using the test socket



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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

How small a degredation are we talking? 1mbit, 0.1mbit?

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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

Impossible to say. It's been know to cut speeds by 90% or more
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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

Jesus.

 

If I was to install a faceplate (with built-in VDSL filter) onto my master socket, and get a long enough VDSL lead going from there to where I wanted the router to be (5-10 metres max), would I avoid the degredation that i'd have if I'd connected the router to an extension? I have an VDSL lead that uses cat6 cable, which is supposedly superior than the ones you get bundled with the router.

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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

The only way to know is to try.

The extension wiring can sometimes act as an antenna inducing noise and interference into the circuit.
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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

In that case, I shall disconnect the extension, install the VSDL Faceplate onto the master socket, and just get a long enough cat6 VSDL lead & wire it round to where the router is going to be. I could always test both approaches tbh & see which is better tbh.

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I would try it first before doing anything, I think Webby is being a bit pessimistic.

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Re: Infinity 2 - HomeHub connected via extension - will this reduce speed/quality?

I did say the only way to know is to test.

Just letting the OP know the worst case scenario.
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