Which type of telephone cable?

  Skinn 22:43 20 Dec 05

There is a break in the loop of my new house telephone sockets so the electrician has had to take a cable from the hall socket, drill through the wall and tack it to the skirting board. I am concerned about the quality of this cable - in my last house I wired up an extension for my internet connection and had problems with connection and disconnection. What sort of quality cable do I need especially for when I upgrade to Broadband?

  woodchip 22:46 20 Dec 05

Just normal Telephone cable

  woodchip 22:50 20 Dec 05

I use a four core wire with two plugs that I connected at one end and a Phone sock and BB Socket at the other end. so they can be plugged into filter separate

  Forum Editor 23:11 20 Dec 05

standard telecoms cable you'll be fine. Most cable-related problems are the result of damaged insulation caused by clumsy installation. Telephone engineers use specially manufactured staple guns, but amateur installers use cable clips, and this can mean mis-hits when pinning. The conductors are very easy to damage in this way, and often the damage is hidden.

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