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Tricky Question

Tricky Question

Tricky Question

I have a DSL line coming into my apartment which is then connected to an SMC router.  My roommate's pc is about three years old and consequently cannot receive the signal over a 50' RJ45 (we tested it on a 1' and it worked fine but I'm sure he'd rather use it in his room.)

My question is: What is the most cost efficient way to pump up that signal in his room?  He's eventually going to get a new laptop so I don't want to spend more than is absolutely necessary.  Would a hub do the trick?

Thanks for the advice.

 - DB

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RE: Tricky Question

It's not a matter of how old your friend's computer is, most likely it's the length of the line.  DSL's performance wanes as it gets farther from it's node (point where a certain area's customers access bandwidth).  Sounds like that 50' is just enough to squash the high-speed access.  Short of installing a node, you're probably screwed to put it bluntly.  Then again, I don't know absolutely everything so there could be another solution out there.


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