View Full Version : Slow internet - Cord?

08-05-2004, 01:16 PM
I saw a response re very slow internet complaints which puzzled me. It was suggested that the longer the cord between phone jack and modem the slower the internet. What about all the wiring in the walls? I have a three storey house. Does that mean my very long cords slow the connection?

Graham L
08-05-2004, 01:27 PM
It's possible for an "extension cord" between the jack and the modem to reduce the possible speed. It would need to be fairly long for this to happen.

The house wiring should be no problem. It depends on how old the house is. If the internal wiring has been added to, "fixed" with No 8 wire, supported with the mains wires, and otherwise improved in the last 120 years, it might cause problems. Proper permanent wiring installed according to the new 2-wire standards will be OK. An old 3-wire system might be iffy. ;-)

ADSL should be installed at the entry point, and not at the end of a 3-storey run. :D

If it works, there's nothing wrong.

08-05-2004, 02:11 PM
bluechip (http://www.bluechipit.co.nz/) (used to be BBF)

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08-05-2004, 02:14 PM
argghhhh........wrong thread.......mmmmm need more beeer ;-)

the length of the phone lead is not a big problem, the crappy connections/plugs is the biggest problem with them (tho sometimes you can get poor quailty wires as well).