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Re: .Re: V6 Box downstairs - poor wireless reception, moCa possibility?

Okay, so I'm set on going for the wired Ethernet solution - running two Cat6 cables outside & eventually connecting to my Superhub. I have a few questions:

1) Do I require both a wall outlet installed and a Gigabit switch? Or can I connect both Ethernet cables straight into the Ethernet wall outlet without a switch? https://www.screwfix.com/p/philex-cat-6-rj45-twin-outlet-kit/96906?tc=MB4&ds_kid=92700019905977818&g...

My brother was also inquiring about "female to male (or vice versa) end / splitter " or something? Smiley Embarassed

2) As I only require connecting two ehernet ports (1 from TV & 1 from V6 Box) I have decided running two cables outside would be easily done. So I probably won't even be needing a Gigabit switch. 

3) Curious to know if whether these Gigabit switches will split (impede) the signal/speed? 

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Re: .Re: V6 Box downstairs - poor wireless reception, moCa possibility?

1) if you use two cables and only have two devices, you do not need a network switch. Although a 5 port unmanaged switch is only about £10 or £12! 

2) Need more info on what type of cable your brother is splitting?

3) Network Switches do not impede Ethernet net signals at all, if could be said that they boost them. If you wish to run a cable over say 600m you would put a switch in the middle because you cannot go over 305m.

Very good tough external Ethernet cable is expensive out £120 for 300m or 0.50p per metre. I just use trunking behind my downpipes and internal cable as I had a lot spare.


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Re: .Re: V6 Box downstairs - poor wireless reception, moCa possibility?

I've measured the the length of the outer wall along the existing coax cable to my SH3 and I would be okay with either 30M or 50M length CAT6. £15 - £20

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00EOTHCZY/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?smid=A1C674QYW0QIQJ&psc=1

So my brother was just thinking out loud about how the cables will fit into either end. We've never done this before so he was anticipating maybe the work might involves having to crimp?

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