DSL cable

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 Question by Doretta Besanson posted 17 Jan 2006
 DSL cable
The DSL cable that came with my unit isn't long enough. I tried using a standard phone line cord, but it doesn't seem to connect. Does it require a special pinout, and if so, what is it?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 17 Jan 2006
Dear Doretta,

If you are talking about the input to your DSL modem/router then no BUT, use of a "silk&satin" cord (flat-silver) may not have the required pair twisting to prevent cross-talk and therefore play havoc with your signal. I suggest you contact your DSL service provider for a proper cord or relocate the telephone outlet using the correct cable and jack. Most of the DSL modems that I have seem come with a warning to only use the cable provided for this reason.

If you are talking about the Ethernet or USB cable, these also have special requirements and only use a cable designed for the application that your trying to extend.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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