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Using a telephone socket extension cable to relocate Sky Q hub?

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Using a telephone socket extension cable to relocate Sky Q hub?

I'm looking to move my sky Q hub to a more central location in my flat. Short of booking a relocate of the master socket, is there a way I can do this with an extension cable? Would a telephone socket extension cable from Currys work?

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@Mikesat wrote:

I'm looking to move my sky Q hub to a more central location in my flat. Short of booking a relocate of the master socket, is there a way I can do this with an extension cable? Would a telephone socket extension cable from Currys work?


There are 2 ways to do it. You could either install a hardwired exension socket by connecting directly to the removalable panel on the bottom half of the master socket or just use a plug in cable extension (the extension connection should be unfiltered).

 

However you should ensure that whatever kit or cable you use is a proper twisted pair cable (ideally cat 5e or cat 6) and not a cheap flat (non-twisted pair cable).

 

A twisted pair cable will help minimise interference, however you should also ensure you keep a good distance from any mains wiring as otherwise your extension cable may reduce the speed or performance of your broadband.

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@Phrim wrote:

However you should ensure that whatever kit or cable you use is a proper twisted pair cable (ideally cat 5e or cat 6) and not a cheap flat (non-twisted pair cable).

 

 

Extensions really aren't recommended for best performance from broadband. Relocating the master socket is the best solution - Sky can do that for £65. Extension cables or kits are usually of mediocre to poor quality and I agree with @Phrim @@that a Cat5e / Cat6 is a better solution, if you reallywant to try an extension.

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@Mark39 wrote:

@Phrim wrote:

However you should ensure that whatever kit or cable you use is a proper twisted pair cable (ideally cat 5e or cat 6) and not a cheap flat (non-twisted pair cable).

 

 

Extensions really aren't recommended for best performance from broadband. Relocating the master socket is the best solution - Sky can do that for £65. Extension cables or kits are usually of mediocre to poor quality and I agree with @Phrim @@that a Cat5e / Cat6 is a better solution, if you reallywant to try an extension.


I agree extensions aren't ideal (especially if the extension wiring is old and poor quality) but if the extension is hardwired into the front of the master socket using high quality cat 5e or cat6 cable and is a relatively short distance then this would would cheaper than paying to get the master socket moved.

 

It really depends on the end user and if they are happy to do it themself or whether they want to pay someone else to do it.

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