07-10-2013 05:43:32 AM
I have the 3801 2-wire modem. I want to move it to another room, and I purchased a 50ft. cat5e patch cable only to find out that the connector didn't match.
My question is for the phone jack to the back of the modem (green cable) can I use a regular phone line, or do I need something special?
50 foot isn't too long is it?
Thanks in advance.
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07-10-2013 06:23:04 AM
Under most circumstances adding 50 feet should not affect performance, if your current distance is marginal it may (drop about 1M for every 100 feet of distance). Installing UV real time and posting screen shots would allow more accurate response, ideally the shorter the distance from NID to RG the better.
07-10-2013 07:16:48 AM - edited 07-10-2013 07:17:52 AM
Thanks for replying my thoughts.
So you're saying that a coupler that is RJ45 on both ends will connect the cat5e patch cable I bought with the green cable that came with modem?
Just to be sure you understand the cat5e patch cable I bought will plug in to the wall jack just fine, but it won't fit in the back of the 2-wire.
So a RJ45 coupler will work on the green cable as well?
07-10-2013 08:18:55 AM