Very grateful that @ripper did drill a hole for a cable duct in my flat so I can improve my network topology.
As it is common in old buildings the walls are pretty unpredictable when drilling.
In the end we were successful.

Banana for scale.

@s0 @MacLemon @ripper didn't you know? You can transmit DSL trough bananas!

They aren't really a lot worse, than the old telephone wires used to provide "internet" in most of germany.

@betalars We're totally aware, though we'd need a *second* banana in that case. Wet thread works significantly better than bananas though.
@s0 @ripper

@MacLemon @betalars @s0 @ripper I think @vidister once proved that vdsl2 can provide up to 16mbit with just one cable connected, so one banana would be significantly faster then the dsl connection at my parents-in-laws house ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@Cheatha @MacLemon @betalars @s0 @ripper You all can be grateful that I have no banana at hand to test things..


@s0 @Cheatha @MacLemon @betalars @ripper Well.. I shit you not: I had a different fruit at hand and this toot was sent via apple technology! Surprisingly good bandwidth. When I pulled the wire out of the apple my modem lost sync immediately.

@vidister @s0 @Cheatha @MacLemon @betalars @ripper this reminds me of somebody with a DSL testing device who was able to get decent bandwidths via a wet string. DSL is apparently impressively resilient

@lastfuture @vidister @Cheatha @MacLemon @betalars @ripper “Jeffrey, Netflix isn’t loading! Go and water the Internet would you?”

@lastfuture @vidister @s0 @Cheatha @MacLemon @betalars @ripper There was also that thing at Congress where somebody did "DSL over a group of people holding hands".

@betalars @lastfuture @vidister @s0 @Cheatha @MacLemon @ripper Das ist nur so lange awwww, wie die Kinky Geeks nicht involviert sind. Manche sind sehr geübt im Verkabeln von Menschen^^

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