I moved my main desktop computer up one floor which unfortunately does not have a WIFI connection and still requires an Ethernet cable. For some reason I am not able to connect my DSL modem to my phone outlets on the upper floor (the modem only works with the one outlet downstairs). I opted to run a longer phone cable up to my router. Now the connection drops more frequently and the speed is horrendous.
I am now wondering if having the cable run up in this manner is causing performance problems.
How can I get the modem to work with the other phone outlets?
UPDATE (answers to Qs below):
- All other outlets can function as phone lines and are working.
- When I move the operation downstairs again I get full speed.
- There is about 20 feet of phone cable running up.
- The DSL filter was removed.