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Using an Ethernet Network on a Smart Hub 2

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Hi, has anyone any experience of running an Ethernet network from the Smart Hub 2 ?


Due to issues with wifi speeds on my Full Fibre 500, which I have discussed in a previous post, I am thinking of distributing the internet around the house on Cat 6 Ethernet. I did this in the 90s in my last house but in those days we didn’t have the speed we have today.

I was wondering what sort of speed drop I would get over a 30m cat6 cable from the SM2 to my router. The starting speed is around 400mbps at the SH2. Has anyone any experience of this sort of length on a SM2, I have been told theoretically it should be OK, what ever that means.

Many Thanks

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Re: Using an Ethernet Network on a Smart Hub 2

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Cat5e/6 is good for 100m without loss.

 

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Re: Using an Ethernet Network on a Smart Hub 2

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Great, many thanks !
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The speed doesn’t depend on the speed of your internet connection.

Your internal speed depends on the speed of the network card at the either end and what they negotiate.  A faulty/inadequate cable could reduce the speed by throwing too many errors and causing the network cards to negotiate to use a lower speed to compensate but, beyond that, the cable does not determine the speed.

The ports on the SH2 are max 1Gb/s.  As rbz5416 says, both cat 5e and cat 6 are rated for 1Gb/s at up to 100m.  (That is lab test conditions and requires good quality cable and a perfect install.  Most working techs don’t push beyond 85m).

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Thats useful, I will be 40m tops, Thank You .
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