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Short phone line
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Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 18:45:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read on a tech site that the PC should only have a 6 FOOT wire from the tower to wall socket.I had a problem with my wire but I just solved that.Now I have a very short run to the phone compant box.It improved a great deal.I have a total of 6 ft all together,,and a hole in my wall.

rhouston    Posted 06-10-2003 at 08:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy N is correct. keep it short and use twisted pair all the way back to the Phone box on the house.Don't mismatch the color pairs. (use two wires of the same color (a pair) for phone.)

the flat wire is bad as far as interference is concerned.

Clod    Posted 06-10-2003 at 17:02:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
6 Ft of wire is all there is now.It works good and it is much faster.

Ray    Posted 06-10-2003 at 07:04:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet you have to climb a pole to answer the
telephone also.

Thats nonsense at 56K or    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:34:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:39:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Id like to see 56 K on my speedometer here.All I can get out of this thing is 44K with the footfeed all the way to the floor,Then it smokes like im burning pineknots.

Willy-N    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:43:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm lucky if the Barb Wire that feeds our place would do 9K!! I have coffie made faster then a 1 meg file can load on our computer. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 20:02:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does bob wire keep down the pop ups? I may experiment on that theory a bit.

Willy-N    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny part is you have all kinds of wire going thru the walls and back to the Phone Company. It would not make much difference if you cable was the Twisted pair type but then you would need to make sure what was in the wall is also. I have run many miles of cable for computers in buildings along with many patch panel set ups. I run sometimes 300 ft to a phone jack and the Computer Guy would tell me keep the cable as short as possaible from the Jack? It was the same type of cable being used in the cord??? Mark H

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:30:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes ,as i mentioned below,the wire they speak of is like the one that sticks in the back of the phone.6 ft max length. Then a five mile run of house wireing I sappose is no prob for them.Anyway I have only to complain to the IP sever or phone company now when it flops.

dig    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:06:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
They give a reason for the 6 foot limit? By the time it snakes up the wall, around the room, and back down the wall to my modem the phone line on mine has to be 50 feet. Don't have any trouble at all. There used to be a 6 foot limit on the cables to printers, but with usb that's kinda gone by the wayside.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:22:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes..One place i read that 6 ft limit recently was my IP server.But a PC mag had that advice before that.Maybe my wire was bad in the wall..It has been a problem before..It is not old wireing..Several lines come through here though.But I have a total of 6 ft right now.I plugged into the outside box.It operates much better now.My line went dead this eve.I suspect it is a packrat.The lady had one in her auto.(my suspicion)They are so troublesome..Yes ,Yours works with the long wires in the wall.But I finally thought i would take drastic measures here. It works now!Oh yes,,The 6 ft rule was to do with the jumper wire to the wall socket..But it is funny to me.They mention nothing of fifty feet (behind the wall) of wireing.

Willy-N    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:29:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your best extention cable is the twisted pair (round) type instead of the flat regular phone cables. You get less interferance with it around other electrical wires. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:33:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok,Willy.I might go look for the twisted pair extension cable.Do you sappose Radio Shack has that? Or where would I find those? I have not noticed them,, I like improved communication lines.

toolman    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:44:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
in the old days , like back a couple years when the signals were weaker , in electronics they always preached to keep everything as short as possibile because of attenuation, its still a good idea but not as critical today as most signals are alot stronger.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:47:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey ,Toolman..her is how i increase my signal.>>HELLOO!! CAN YOU READ THIS?? (jokeing!)

Willy-N    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:38:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rat Shack should have them. Just ask for twisted pair ones (Patch Cables). Your servers have a bad habit of blaming your wiring or equipment when they are having problems. While you mess with all kind of things they fix there problem and you think it was you and they are off the hook! Mark H.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2003 at 19:44:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I suspect you are wise to IP servers Willy.I have completely formatted one PC then learn the IP server was at fault.But ,,My mistakes added to theirs helps me get better educated on PC technical knowledge.But at great expense.(To me!!) ha! << They laugh ,,not me.

Willy-N    Posted 06-09-2003 at 20:54:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't feel bad I bought a new computer because they said mine was so messed up! I put the new one on line and it was the same, boy I was mad. I changed servers. Mark H.

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