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re: adsl cable splitters?

ok so i have a couple of adsl cable splitters (telstra branded) that im wondering if i can use as an ethernet cable extender.

if you remove the grey plastic covering, the cat5 cable fits the slot (both ends) but would it work?

i need to join two 4 meter cat5 (100mg rating) cables to reach from router to a computer in another room.

why dont you just buy the stuff you ask?

that would imply actually having any money to spend outside of basic living expenses. you know like

- food

- power

- gas

- water

- car

Telstra customer 15+ yrs, I am not a Telstra employee and never have been

Kudos and thanks welcomed

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: re: adsl cable splitters?

If it's just a splitter (no filter), then it would depend as to how many of the pins are connected.

 

Phone cabling tends not to use the full 8 wires, so it may only be wired up for 1 or 2 pairs.

 

Either way, even if it did work, you would probably suffer some large speed reductions because of it.

 

If you've got a soldering iron, just take off the ends of the cable and solder the matching wires together.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Mkrtich
Level 11: Detective

Re: re: adsl cable splitters?

In case the modification presents any issues, RJ45 In Line Connectors are available on eBay for under $3 delivered to your door or $5 at Jaycar Stores - they work well.

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