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Other broadband queries

Cable too short can I get a longer one

TinaT
3: Seeker

I have had a bit of a move around within the house and I now need a slightly longer cable to go from the phone socket connector to my Vodafone router - can I get one and what do I look for (totally un-technical person here!)

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gipjon
16: Advanced member

you can get the ADSL cable in any length, but keep it as short as possible,  longer cables will make your internet slower and worse for interference, a computer shop can make you one to length or buy one from Amazon, eBay, Argos do a 5meter one, Wilko does a 3meter one. even think Poundland do one as well 

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TinaT
3: Seeker

Thank you. Do I have to search for something specific on Amazon? 
sorry to be so thick but I’m not great with IT stuff

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gipjon
16: Advanced member

adsl cable 

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clint_flick
11: Established

Hi

To supplement the excellent answers so far......

You need a twisted cable for preference, DOUBLE check the 'plugs' at each end as some may be unsuitable for the BT/Openreach socket.

 

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/02/importance-connecting-adsl-fttc-broadband-via-twisted-...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/adsl-cable-twisted/s?k=adsl+cable+twisted

 

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TinaT
3: Seeker

Thank you. That is so helpful and having read the link I almost understand it!

I will get this sorted this weekend

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clint_flick
11: Established

Prego.

 

 

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