Help deciding how to set up my router.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tsurisuto, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    I want to start using my router with an Ethernet connection, but my phone socket is in the other room. So do I:

    a. Use a longer Ethernet cable (8m) and a short Phone cable.

    or

    b. Use a longer Phone cable (8m) and a short Ethernet cable.

    Which will degrade the connection more, and which would cost less to implement?
     
  2. simie macrumors 6502a

    simie

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    Does the router support wireless technology ?
     
  3. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it does, but we have so many wireless routers and cordless phones in the area, that I get too much interference as every channel is taken. So I have decided to go wired.

    I just don't know what is more degrading to the connection... a longer Ethernet cable or a longer phone cable (RJ11)?
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Chances are that ethernet cables will cost more than phone cable.

    I don't know about phone cables, but I know that ethernet is capable of very long distances.

    If it were me, I'd go with a long ethernet cable.
     

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