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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2006
I needed a replacement shielded phone cable for my DSL router and could not get one from my ISP nor could I find one locally. Mostly what I got were blank stares and dumb looks. This Belkin RJ11 cable came with a robust shielding for RF interference and has performed very well.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Why do internet service providers provide such wimpy phone line cords with their DSL modems and gateways? It's almost as if they don't want you to get the speed you're paying for. If the phone line is static-free but hammered by external interference from CFL bulbs, cordless phones and even the Wi-Fi signal from the router or gateway, your ISP compensates by momentarily disconnecting the line and reconnecting at the next lower speed. Even worse, it's a one-way street. Once the speed has dropped, it won't go back up unless you cold-boot the modem or gateway. Log into the modem's setup screen and check its connection speed (don't log into the router's setup screen and don't use a site like speedtest.net for this). Ideally, it should be at least 80% of the promised speed. If it's not, this cable might be what you need.

The shielding reduces external interference so the wire can deliver every megabit to your modem with fewer re-sends and dropped packets. Get it along with a heavy-duty noise filtering surge suppressor like the Furman SS-6B Steel Power Strip and Amazon pays for the shipping. Combined, they could make all the difference between getting all the speed you can instead of settling for what you get.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2010
I purchased this for use with my DSL modem.Motorola 2210-02 DSL Modem Southwest Region (Silver)I was using AT&T cable that went with my modem prior to purchasing this one. Modem would often disconnect, or I would have a slow connection. I have had zero disconnections since I installed this modem cable. It is a far superior product than the cable that comes with your modem. I highly recommend switching to this cable. My internet connection is faster and doesn't get interupted when multiple devices are using it at once.
With the old cable, I couldn't be on my laptop and watching streaming video through my Wii at the same time. Now I can do both and it is great! My internet connection no longer slows down when mulitple devices are in use!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
I bought this cable to replace the DSL patch cable that came with my DSL modem. There was nothing wrong with patch cable, but it was too short for the my new office configuration. The patch cable was 12' long and I needed more like 15'. The next step up on the patch cable was 25' and I didn't need the second line (patch cables are RJ14 cables and have two lines running through them with the same connector as a typical single phone line, RJ11). I had heard that a regular RJ11 phone line (typically a flat cable) can give you a weaker signal over long distances due to the lack of shielding. So, I opted for this Belkin High-Speed Internet Modem Cable. It's exactly the same as a normal RJ11 phone line except it's shielded. I will say, the cable looks nice and delivered the same upload and download performance as the patch cable. The speed tests didn't show any real increase, but I wasn't really looking to gain one so that's ok. I did not test it with a normal phone line, so I can't offer a comparison there. The connectors are very well made and have a flexible cord strain relief lead off the connector to keep you from accidentally over bending the cable at the connector and pulling the wires out. This happens with typical phone lines. The other aspect that I like (that others have not liked) is that once the connector is in the socket it does not want to come out. It takes some working at it to get it out, but I've had the patch cable come out from moving things around before and that is more annoying to be honest with you.

Overall, great buy. Worth it for the build quality alone. Nothing worse than trying to troubleshoot a bad connection and finding out it's the cable or a connector...which isn't always easy to figure out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2012
I found this to be a very solid product that works very well. Unlike what was written in other reviews, the RJ-11 connectors fit into my wall jacks and fax machine perfectly and are easy to remove. I strongly recommend this product. Great price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2013
This is by far the highest-quality RJ11 (telephone) cable I have ever seen, and certainly used. It is more robust, with dual-twisted copper wires and molded grip-clips that resist bending or breaking. I would certainly recommend this to any DSL modem owner who wishes to ensure no loss of data transmission speed through "standard" phone cables. Excellent product, Belkin!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2011
Just got this today and seems to help webpage load a tad bit faster so I say it is worth it to get this cat5e rj11 cable, It is a little bit thicker then the stock cat5 cable my phone company gave me , The only downside is now I can no longer fit my two way phone splitter on the two way dsl filter(one for the dsl line and the other for regular phone stuff), So I can not really blame the cable, I will just plug my phone somewhere else, I will further update in a few months to see if cable will last, In cases anyone was wondering about my setup I have att dsl (6 Mbps potential download speed) with speedstream 5100 series modem and all cat 6 ethernet cable and netgear wndr 3700 wireless N gigabit router
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2014
Wow! I had zero expectations that this shielded phone cord would make a difference in my internet speed and computer performance. This replaces the phone cord from your DSL plug/port on the wall of your house to the back of your modem. I had a 20 year old 3' regular phone cord there. It never occurred to me that the old phone cord could be a bottleneck in my computer system. After installing this phone cord my wired and wireless connections are more responsive and a lot faster. Recently I replaced all my Cat 5e Ethernet cables with Cat 6a and what a total difference. I used a 75' Cat 6a and several shorter Cat 6a cables to connect to my Fire TV, Roku 3, TV, DVD Player etc (Amazon sells Cat 6a cable surprisingly cheap). As I was installing all those cables I noticed the old DSL phone cord and thought hum maybe Amazon has a better DSL phone cord (This cord is only Cat 5e and I could not find a Cat 6a on Amazon yet). In the many years since the old phone cord was installed we as a society have so many more things that interfere with our phone lines (ie: microwave ovens, cordless phones, wireless speakers and so on). Apparently this shielded DSL phone cord keeps all those products from interfering with everything. Good Luck!

PS: IN MY OPINION ONLY: In the reviews I have noticed that a lot of people are trying to connect this DSL cord to their router and then to their computer. As far as I know this is ONLY for 'wall to modem' which are both before the router and computer. Cables for your router and computer generally use an Ethernet cable ONLY, at least on most of the new computers. In fact many new computers I have seen are wireless only unless you buy a Targus computer dock on Amazon. Also check your computer directions. As I understand, phone cords and Ethernet cables have different end connectors? Good Luck!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2013
This cable replaced my Uverse data cable from the wall to the Att modem (black box). It increased my speed from 19.4 Mb to 21.4 Mb. That's really something I did not expect as I was only replacing the cable to get rid of the poorly crimped cable the Att installer left, that looked like a potential future failure point . I agree with other reviewers that it is difficult to unplug, but I'm actually happy it is. It will be hard to just be easily removed unless you intend to and then all you need is a small screwdriver to release the clip. If you want to remove it with just your hand that will be real hard unless you have strong smurf fingers. I think it was designed perfectly.

The cable is rounded. thick and shielded. It is well made. This replacement cable is impressive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2011
This cable is designed for single insertion.

Once plugged in, it stays plugged in.

There is something wrong with the release latch. I had to file the latch points down a bit and that allowed for better latch and release, but I shouldn't have to do that. Not at these prices.

Other than that, the cable works well for my DSL modem. Reduced the dropouts I was having. I plugged it right into the phone box outside the house, then routed it into the garage where I put the modem.

A cheaper cable may have worked just as well, I just didn't want to have-ta route that wire twice so I paid a tad extra for this one.
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