What is the maximum cable length from cable face-plate(female wall jack) to cable modem?

Question

What is the maximum cable length from cable face-plate(female wall jack) to cable modem? From cable modem to tower via USB and for RJ45? I'm told it's 6' maximum from wall jack to modem but I believe it can be extended, is this true? I would like to know what all distances would be, if possible, for moderate service(above 56K).

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This question was answered on March 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I've used a 75' RJ45 line connected to a modem, router and a switch to one of my computers, 6' is nothing just combine all the total footage from modem to wall plate to computer and do not exceed 100', then line degregation sets in slowing down your performance and connection The face plate is just another connector for extension Take that footage from the wall plate and the footage to the next device or computer and add them Pretty much the same for RJ11 which is the telephone line for the 56k modem.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 19, 2003