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Message 11 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping


@Checked2013 wrote:

What kind of ethernet cable are you using? Always best to use cat 6


Total nonsense, Cat5E is more than adequate for a domestic setting with short runs.

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Message 12 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

What you are describing is slightly conflicts with the answers you've give me, for example, you say the dropouts have improved since installing a mesh WiFi, that would indicate you are connecting via WiFi rather than ethernet.

Note: CAT 8 cables are fake and should be avoided at all costs.

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Message 13 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

@licquorice 

It may not make a difference to your slow Internet connection liquorice, but to full fibre it can make a lot of difference.

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Message 14 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

I bet you buy your hifi cables from Russ Andrews 😀

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Message 15 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

@licquorice As a professional network installer, I make my own thanks. Though glad to hear the community leaders are still being civil rather than petty personal insults and got themselves trained up on full fibre 😉

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Message 16 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

Sorry, but you are not going to convince me that Cat6 is not overkill in a domestic environment.

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Message 17 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping


@Checked2013 wrote:

 

Note: CAT 8 cables are fake and should be avoided at all costs.


As a professional network installer are you saying that all cat 8 cables are fake and nobody should purchase any manufacturers cable?



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Message 18 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

@imjolly As there is no official certification for CAT 8, no company can claim a genuine CAT 8, most are sold on the likes of fleebay and other such sites.  

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Message 19 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

My PlayStation is connected via Ethernet to the main Hub. 

My other devices (XBox, laptops, etc etc etc) are all on Wi-Fi. 

When the PS drops (on Ethernet), if I check my other devices they are out too. If I’m playing a networked game with my partner, his X Box (Wi-Fi) drops at the same time as my PS5 (wired).

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Message 20 of 26

Re: Issues with broadband dropping

@Lisa123456 it sounds more like you've got your ps5 connected to the mesh WiFi unit via a wired connection maybe.

Where is the ps5 located in relation to the BT smarthub?

Note: All gaming devices should be on a wired connection including the xbox, that's possibly why there is extra latency with the online game between the xbox and ps5.

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