Moving router recommendations!

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Hi (sorry if something is wrong, I'm new here),

Just got my new Sky Fibre installed. I really want to move my router as its near the master socket in a awkward place (corner of the house, away from wired/wireless devices). My main goal is to increase/maintain my speeds and improve reliability, aesthetics and cabling does not matter to me.

Two potential solutions have already been ruled out for me; moving the master socket, and using powerline.

I am currently juggling between two other potential solutions, for which I am looking for some input on;
1) Extend 10m DSL - I can purchase a 10 meter CAT5e pair RJ11 cable to move my router from the master socket.
2) Split router from modem with 10m ethernet - I can turn my Sky router into a modem, and keep it close to the master socket. Then run a 10 meter ethernet cable from the modem to a new router.

I know for (1) its not best to run a long DSL cable as it can reduce speeds. That's why I hope running a longe ethernet like in (2) would be better. I'm not too worried about cost, as I was probably going to buy a new router in the near future anyways. Also is it fine to use the Sky modem/router as a stand-alone router or better to just buy a separate modem?

Sorry for the long read! Any advice/thoughts are greatly appreciated!


Thanks
 
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10m extension will make bugger all difference, you can’t use the Sky router as a modem and plug in another router unless you like double NAT (hint: You probably don’t). You would need to use a modem and a router that supports Sky’s DHCP60/61 options. If your issue is WiFi, then adding an AP in a central location would likely give a better end result for relatively minimal outlay.
 
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10m extension will make bugger all difference, you can’t use the Sky router as a modem and plug in another router unless you like double NAT (hint: You probably don’t). You would need to use a modem and a router that supports Sky’s DHCP60/61 options. If your issue is WiFi, then adding an AP in a central location would likely give a better end result for relatively minimal outlay.

Thanks! Didn’t notice sky hub doesn’t have a modem mode, that’s disappointing. I think I’ll opt for the moving the router that way I can also utilise powerline in the new location.

I’m looking at two CAT5e RJ11 cable options:
1) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1M-30M-B...-/262043272656?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
2) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT-Infin...-/323152906616?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

Any thought on the two cables?

Thanks so much for your help!
 
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Anything copper will be fine, at this sort of distance it's really not worth getting overly excited about. I would suggest that better options than powerline adapters exist, but it's down to what you need and if they work for you, then go for it.
 
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