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Distance between NBN Connection box and Telstra Smart Modem

Dear all, hope you can help me with a dumb but slightly technical question.

 

Am on HFC and just received my NBN box of goodies from Telstra, i.e the NBN Connection box and Telstra Smart modem. There is a 3m white ethernet(?) cable (WAN) to connect the two units. It has a red plug one end and yellow plug the other.  Trouble is I need a 5m cable.

 

OK so dumb question time,

 - Is the supplied red plug/yellow plug simply a plain old ethernet cable? Can I replace it with a 5m ethernet cable, or there something special about it?

 - Is there a max distance between the nbn Connection box and the Telstra Smart Modem?

 

Many thanks

 

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Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Distance between NBN Connection box and Telstra Smart Modem

Yes, it's a standard ethernet cable. 5m will be fine (technically you could go a maximum of 100m on a CAT6 cable).

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
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Re: Distance between NBN Connection box and Telstra Smart Modem

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