How can I improve my speed?

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
February 15, 2011 at 00:07:27
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Dual Core
I am currently getting 0.5-1 mpbs on my extension phonesocket. The router has to be there: it can't be moved. When I tested the router on the test socket, I got 6 mbps, which is a big increase... How can I get those speeds from the test socket into my extension socket on the otherside of the house? Thanks

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February 15, 2011 at 07:17:09
Telephone lines don't have the same limiting factors as network cables so the issue can't be the length of the phone line.

The only things I can think of that may (and I stress "may") affect this is whether or not that extension socket is wired correctly, and possibly, the device it connects to (likely some sort of panel that allows multiple extension connections to connect to the one active phone line coming into the house) has a bad connection.

You can test the phone line by plugging a phone in. If the phone doesn't work, then you know there's a problem with it. Barring that (ie: the phone works) you can check the panel at the other end of the phone line and see if there's any obvious physical issues with it. If not, trace the socket that works fine and swap the wires from the extension that isn't working fine with the wires from the one that is and see if that doesn't fix the issue.

If none of the above does the trick, you might want to call your telephone company and have them come have a look.....but keep in mind, they'll charge you.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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February 15, 2011 at 07:21:30
I don't know what "test socket" and "extension socket" are but it sounds like you are using a DSL modem/router. My guess is the "test socket" is on a loop system. The other "extension socket" is probably on a home-run phone line. Loops are the old way they use to install phones. They are bad for DSL because other phones that are connected to the loop cause "Uncanceled Echos". DSL runs better on home-runs...

Yes, this would require you to rewire your house. I would suggest you get a powerful Wireless Access Point or Router and connect your house wirelessly to avoid this. They plug into the back of your DSL modem/router.

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February 15, 2011 at 07:22:24
"Telephone lines don't have the same limiting factors as network cables so the issue can't be the length of the phone line."

Not true, all wire has attenuation problems (unless it is a super conductor).

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