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Old 06-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #16
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Installing a new phone jack. Which wiring to use for only 6ft? Help!


I've never had DSL
Is it strictly a phone line connection?
I'm thinking of DTV & internet which used phone & small dish
During bad weather signal sucked - TV pic was pixelated
So I dropped DTV after 1 year

At one house the line from the street was bad
This was when I had dial up connections - modems
Telco replaced the line & the problem was solved

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DSL is a leased phone line that has simultaneous connection to a regular voice line and an Internet connection that is always ON.

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I'm on FIOS over 2years now, had comcast before that
I actually had cable internet back in 1998 or so at my last house
I was surprised because I was sort of out in the boonies
No-one was on so it was really fast at the time
Beat 52k dial-up
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Cat 3 inside wire is fine to use from the prot. to a jack if the wire is protected from the weather. The problem, is cat3 telephone wire does not stand up to the elements outside. If the wire is flexed in very cold weather, the outer coating can shatter. The telephone people use a wire (drop wire) that has a heavy coat for outside. Cat3 wire on the other side of the modem or routers will handle speeds to 10 mbps and the cat 5 will handle speeds to 100 mbps. Hope this information is helpful.

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