Cat8 vs 6

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BreakingDad

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For anyone in doubt, I just replaced all my Cat 6 network cables with Cat 8. I have gone from getting about 20 download on the powerlines to 80+ now.

Very pleased with that result.
 
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BreakingDad

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BreakingDad

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Im using cat 6a as wan cable and cat 5e as lan. I doubt cable can change speeds this much unless your previous ones were damaged badly.
No they were all decent, I did rearrange all the plugs around the back of tv, and tidyed all the wiring.

It was a bit of a mess
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BreakingDad

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A bit neater now and all cleaned. Not perfect but way better than it was. There is some cable management there but you can't really see it on these pictures.

Took about 3 hours to clean it all, dedust it, and rewire it all. Clamped a lot of cable to the back of cabinet, and run powers through cable tidys.

Still a bit to do, like removing the blu tack.

Damn those overlong white cables from the ISP.

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ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I meant Cat 6 apologies. Post corrected
Thanks for the clarification. You might want to correct the thread title as well.

No they were all decent, I did rearrange all the plugs around the back of tv, and tidyed all the wiring.
I suspect that was more likely the reason for the different speeds. Or possibly because your old Ethernet cables were unshielded and creating interference with the powerline adapter. So changing to shielded Cat8 cables may have helped there.
 

BreakingDad

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...and from the front, who would know the wires behind :) The monkey is actually called Griswald @Clark Griswald , the inflatable, not the one on the tv.

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BreakingDad

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Thanks for the clarification. You might want to correct the thread title as well.


I suspect that was more likely the reason for the different speeds. Or possibly because your old Ethernet cables were unshielded and creating interference with the powerline adapter. So changing to shielded Cat8 cables may have helped there.
Corrected :)

Yes I think the shielding helps, also a rearrangement of the mains plugs, so the powerline is only sharing with a low wattage device and not everything else.

Today has been hectic to say the least, and involved a router reset, a jffs format, and a skynet and flex reinstall. All in time for the kids to use the internet in the evening.

Please don't tell me my router is badly positioned, I am aware. Unfortunately my ISP gave me little choice. That said, all working sweet now :)

Maybe I need to look at reglossing those skirts, damn modern safe paints and EU legislation. They go yellow after a couple of years, nothing wrong with a bit of lead and oil in your atmosphere :)
 
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HWDan

Regular Contributor
Mount a simple/small shelf on the wall behind the TV just high enough to place the router on it and all you see is the antennas. True or not, I find signal levels seem to be weaker when behind LCD panels. Just my experience.
 

BreakingDad

Senior Member
Thanks for the clarification. You might want to correct the thread title as well.


I suspect that was more likely the reason for the different speeds. Or possibly because your old Ethernet cables were unshielded and creating interference with the powerline adapter. So changing to shielded Cat8 cables may have helped there.
Corrected :)

Today has been hectic to say the least, and involved a router reset, a jffs format, and a skynet and flex reinstall. All in time for the kids to use the internet in the evening.
Mount a simple/small shelf on the wall behind the TV just high enough to place the router on it and all you see is the antennas. True or not, I find signal levels seem to be weaker when behind LCD panels. Just my experience.

The wife would never allow that.
 

Clark Griswald

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@BreakingDad

The Wife is out, so I'm doing a few "Honey Do" projects.
Let me finish rewiring this light switch, and I can help you with your wiring.
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BreakingDad

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