Question Extended Cat 7 slow speed

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Hi, I recently extended my ethernet cable from my living room to my room using the following Cat 7 Ethernet cable but the speed I get is around 100mbps whilst the speed I get directly from the router is around 800mbps.

The cable is connected to my main router which is a Lynksis WHW0303 and I am using this TP-Link router in my room.

Does anyone know why the max speed is capped at 100mbps?
 

USAFRet

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Because you bought crap cable...:(

"10m Cat 7 Ethernet Cable - Fastest Cat7 Flat Ethernet Patch Cables 750Mhz 10GB"

  1. The "flat" are never actually certified. The wire gauge is too thin
  2. "Cat7" means nothing in a residential situation. Good quality Cat5e would have worked much better.
 

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Because you bought crap cable...:(

"10m Cat 7 Ethernet Cable - Fastest Cat7 Flat Ethernet Patch Cables 750Mhz 10GB"

  1. The "flat" are never actually certified. The wire gauge is too thin
  2. "Cat7" means nothing in a residential situation. Good quality Cat5e would have worked much better.
What cable do you recommend?
 

USAFRet

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thanks,

I forgot to mention that if I connect the ethernet cable directly into my laptop then I get the max speed.
Do you still think the cable is issue?
Well then....that is a WHOLE different issue. (that is still a crap cable, tho)
Sorry I didn't look at that router earlier.

Your TP-Link secondary router IS the problem.
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Four fixed external antennas provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage; 4 10/100 Mbps LAN ports and 1 10/100 Mbps WAN port
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It only speaks 10/100.
You need a better router.
 

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Well then....that is a WHOLE different issue. (that is still a crap cable, tho)
Sorry I didn't look at that router earlier.

Your TP-Link secondary router IS the problem.
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Four fixed external antennas provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage; 4 10/100 Mbps LAN ports and 1 10/100 Mbps WAN port
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It only speaks 10/100.
You need a better router.
Aren't these the WIFI speed? Dual-Band with 2.4GHz (300Mbps) and 5GHz (867Mbps)?

If you still think the router is the issue can you recommend me one?
 

USAFRet

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is there any router you would recommend?
Do you NEED WiFi at that area?
If not, any 10/100/1000 switch would work for wired connections.

Otherwise, any router with 10/100/1000 ports would probably work. There isn't that much difference in WiFi performance among various models in a similar price range. They all broadcast at pretty much the max allowable signal strength.
 

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Do you NEED WiFi at that area?
If not, any 10/100/1000 switch would work for wired connections.

Otherwise, any router with 10/100/1000 ports would probably work. There isn't that much difference in WiFi performance among various models in a similar price range. They all broadcast at pretty much the max allowable signal strength.
Yes, I need wifi as I have multiple devices in my room. My budget is £80, do you there's a good router within this price?
 

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thanks,

I forgot to mention that if I connect the ethernet cable directly into my laptop then I get the max speed.
Do you still think the cable is issue?
It is still most likely the cable. Each ethernet driver hardware is different and tolerates non-spec cable differently. 32GA wire is too small and has too much resistance. Get quality cat5e cable and it will almost always "just work". My choice ( @USAFRet is fine also ) -- https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Flexboot-Cat5e-Ethernet-Patch/dp/B00KWS7GAC
The key is 22 - 24GA 100% copper. Cat5e is all that is required. Don't fall for the hype of "cat19 cable" ... A bigger number in the "cat" designation doesn't improve your network. It usually harms it.
 

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