which is best RJ11 or Cat5e RJ45

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April 25, 2011 at 05:20:26
Specs: Windows Vista, 4Gb Ram
Hi
I want to connect 2 desktop computers by wire to my broadband. The inlet is 20 metres downstairs. Should i use RJ11 to reach the Router upstairs, then connect with 5 metres RJ45, OR run two RJ45 cables 25 metres with Router near socket downstairs.?
Would there be any degredation in either cable.?
Thanks in advance
Mike

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#1
April 25, 2011 at 05:57:55
RJ-11 is for phone only. If you have ADSL and you want to put your modem upstairs then you can use RJ-11. If you want your modem downstairs, then you could run Cat5e and use RJ-45's upstairs.

The maximum segment length of Cat5e is 100 m.

It matters not how straight the gate,
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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#2
April 25, 2011 at 06:24:49
Thanks Curt,
So there would be no loss of signal which ever way i do it.?
Mike

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#3
April 25, 2011 at 09:59:15
So there would be no loss of signal which ever way i do it.?

There shouldn't be.

As I said, ADSL works through a phone line. Phone lines can far exceed the maximum segment length of a Cat5e (or 6) network cable. They (network cables) are limited to 100 metres.

Since you're only having to span 20 m you could as easily use a network cable as a phone cable. The big question is, which is going to be easier.......one phone cable, or two network cables?

Go with whatever is easiest and makes the most sense to you. If it were me, I'd go with running the one phone cable.

It matters not how straight the gate,
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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#4
April 26, 2011 at 02:59:25
Thanks Curt,
I've got it now. I'm going to use RJ-11. As you say, that will be easier.
Once again, thanks for your help.
Mike.

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#5
April 27, 2011 at 07:37:25
My pleasure! :)

It matters not how straight the gate,
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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