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Author Topic: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...  (Read 667 times)

jelv

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It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:55:12 PM »

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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 11:13:39 PM »

When ah wor a lad we 'ed ta tie wee shoelaces togetha ta get an ISDN line - and wor we 'appy? Not really ...  ???
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 12:10:27 AM »

That was quite hilarious, but another interesting experiment done by someone at AAISP :P.
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 09:17:22 AM »

What's the attenuation? loss per km? I doubt it'll be  one sisal fits all service! ;D
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 10:01:44 AM »

Reason being that salt is an electrolyte. When dissolved in the water the chloride ions which have a negative charge provide the electrons to enable a current flow.

I am sure this report will be tabled at an OR meeting and we can then see what happens.
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 10:15:03 AM »

That's a kind of office I could work in  ;)
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 05:43:37 PM »

The next experiment: xDSL usage over one strand of rusty barbed-wire.  :)
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 05:58:06 PM »

Some might say that is what OR use at the moment....

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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 11:27:11 PM »

Thats hilarious someone actually tried it.   

Anyone else notice the reading on the JDSU?  - Estimated line length 4.5km

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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 11:48:19 PM »

Anyone else notice the reading on the JDSU?  - Estimated line length 4.5km

That will be because the HST-3000c SIM being used dosen't have the parameters for salty wet string and so assumes it is a thin gauge copper or aluminium metallic pathway!  ;)
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 12:56:31 AM »

Yes, I gathered that when I saw the attenuation was reported as 56dB.  My own max speed checker works in a similar way to give an estimate of standard gauge copper.
 
It just amused me that the attenuation of a 2m length of (salty) string was more or less equivalent to 4.5km of copper. 
Perhaps I should update mine to include string  :lol: :lol:

 
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 08:59:35 AM »

The next experiment: xDSL usage over one strand of rusty barbed-wire.  :)
Going to be lots of complaints about spikes! (QUICK EXIT)
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Re: It's official, ADSL works over wet string...
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 11:18:55 AM »

ADSL over my central heating pipes  ;D
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