I have a DSL wireless setup upstairs in my home. I couldn't get any signal downstairs so I ran a category 6 cable 50' to a point downstairs that I thought would accomodate all of downstairs. Well, it worked...but there is still a back room (where I planned to put a home office) that gets a very weak signal if any signal at all. What I'd like to do is run an additional 25' or 50' of cable to a point just outside that room.
So my question is: Can I get some sort of connector to connect the two cables ? Does such a product exist ? I've tried to search around a bit, but I don't even know what to call it. Or does it have to be spliced by hand ? The alternative is to just go out and buy a longer cable, but I'd really rather not run another cable all the way upstairs. It was a horrific process that wouldn't be easy to repeat. Finally, if I were to succeed at lengthening the cable, what sort of distance limitations might I encounter ? I realize there must be some sort of distance limit. The 50 footer worked fine, but I'm starting to worry that getting closer to 100' might result in a dramatically weaker signal.
I'd appreciate any advice you folks might be able to offer. I'd particularly like any suggestions for web sites that would be good sources for this sort of information.
Thanks very much, --DB