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Coaxial cable is used to carry television signals. Most cable companies use this existing technology to also carry other digital signals (like Internet, digital TV, etc.). Use for questions about running and installing the cable.

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How to lead a TV coaxial cable along the skirting board and under trim

The previous owners of my flat had the TV cable (coaxial/aerial cable?) run along the wall in a way that's not very aesthetically pleasing (pic 1). I'd like to, instead, lead it along the skirting ...
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Can you use existing in home coax cables to connect a Leaf antenna to TV?

We would like to cancel Xfinity TV at my Mom's house. She has coax cables throughout her house. I bought a Mohu Leaf antenna to attach to the window to view local TV. I understand that the Leaf should ...
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How to install a two-way coax wall outlet for home internet and TV?

I want to install coaxial wall outlets throughout my home. The only ones I was able to find are these two-way outlets, with a male and a female connector. What I find confusing is that the outlet also ...
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How is an Xfinity coax jack activated?

I recently moved into a new flat that primarily accepted Xfinity, as it's considered LIHTC, so a lot of their residents are on the Internet Essentials plan. I had opted to get my Xfinity router/modem ...
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Coax Cable Shorted in Home - Trying to Add MOCA (Cox cable/internet)

I've successfully added 3 MOCA adapters to my cox internet setup (cable tv + cable internet). I identified the coax cables I want to use for hard wiring except 1 - which is shorted. By process of ...
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How close can coaxial cable be to electrical cable to avoid interference? [duplicate]

This is how now two coax cables (TV Digital RG6 75 oHm and satellite Internet RG6/U Type CMR 18 AWG) enter my home. I'd like to make a hole right next to the electrical outlet, pull in the cables ...
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Low-voltage Wires Alongside a Grounding Electrode Conductor?

I have a bare copper Grounding Electrode Conductor running from my main panel to my main water supply in a well room (about 60 ft away). It passes through quite a few holes in my joists on its way, ...
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Grounding for exterior cable/phone interface boxes

I have a cable and phone (currently unused) media boxes on the outside of the house to which the service is connected from the alley aerially. The picture does not show the conduit that goes between ...
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Mysterious wires running from wall - can I remove them

I live in a house built in late 50s. There are 2 long cords sticking out from the wall (exterior wall) picture is attached. How can I safely remove them? Can I do it DYI? They are super long and ...
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Can you bury coax internet cables above power cables?

I am looking to bury both my main power line and my ethernet lines. I already started the process on both. When I purchased my home, the meter was in the back of the house with overhead lines, but I ...
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Removing NTL Internet Provider Boxes (UK)

We're doing some redecoration, have stripped wallpaper and want to replaster and paint over. We've got one of these old NTL boxes on the wall, with the cables coming in. Are we fine to plaster these ...
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How to re-wire coax through floor

First, thanks for reading and please know I'm on mobile asking, where I'm not the best at coherency. I bought a house that has holes to run coax cable through an upstairs wall down to a hole in a ...
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Bringing low voltage cable through exterior wall

I've got a 1 1/4" rough diameter hole through exterior wall that I am bringing a Starlink low voltage cable through. The exterior wall will have snow up against it at times and even up to and ...
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Removing cable from home exterior

I'd like to remove the ugly extraneous cables from the exterior of my house before I get siding replaced. Currently we get internet sent to a single router in the basement, and don't use a phone line ...
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How do I open up this cable box, or remove it entirely?

I am trying to remove this cable box to get some work done on the walls in the backyard. I bought one of these tools: Cable Terminator Tool LTT-7 GTT-7 For TV CATV Box https://a.co/d/6GB7gfT However, ...
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How to connect coax modem/router to a home patch panel?

Please excuse my lack of knowledge here. I recently moved to a new house and realized the coax cable is in a closet with two ethernet sockets. With some research on the internet I guess this is called ...
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Trying to feed two buildings on a property with one Incoming cable service

I have a property with a main house and also a guest house. I am experiencing some iffy quality cable TV quality and I believe it is because of the way I am splitting the signal at the guest house. ...
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Why is there a voltage on my HDMI and coaxial cables? [duplicate]

So, weird stuff is afoot and even my electrician is lost. All my HDMIs are hot, as well as my COAX coming from the cable company. Details of what is going on. Internet & cable went out, called ...
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How can I use existing satellite coaxial cable to carry my internet connection?

I recently moved to another internet provider who provides FTTH (Fibre To The Home). Now my powerline adapters are incapable of taking full advantage of the increased speeds. I'm currently using Wifi ...
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Extend tv coaxial cable (uk)

I recently moved into a property and the TV aerial socket is in a different room from where we want it. Currently I am running a 15m coaxial cable through the house to the tv in a different room. ...
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What is this "loose faceplate ring" and is it something that should be fixed?

I was hoping to replace an old yellow faceplate for a coaxial connection with a nicer white one, but when I took off the faceplate I was greeted with this sight: I can only imagine that the cable ...
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Replace in wall communications panel

There's a cutout panel on one of my garage's exterior wall where I'd like to install a weatherproof plastic enclosure on top of. There's a hole in it where the satellite installer got the coax cable ...
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Debugging Steps for Ethernet Over Coax Dropping Connection (Actiontec ECB6200)

I have an ethernet over coax backhaul between two ends of my home, using Actiontec ECB6200 devices https://www.actiontec.com/products/ecb6200/ There is a coax link light that has started to turn off ...
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How can I repair/reattach loose cable covers to the wall?

I recently purchased a home and several of the wall cable covers are loose. The wall anchors are essentially just resting in the wall instead of anchoring the cover. What would be the proper way to ...
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How would you patch such a coaxial low-power cable?

Short story How would one solder, or in general patch, these two pieces of the same cable? Can I just separate the inner from the outer cable, solder and properly isolate one from the other? Longer ...
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Combine and split cable signals?

There are two cable signals entering the house - Spectrum's ISP+landline signal and a digital TV antenna signal. For now they are routed to two different locations. The Spectrum signal provides ...
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What are the requirements for physically securing exterior coax and cat6 to a house or outside dwelling?

I assume that there are some. Like a bracket every X inches or something but I can't find any. Hillsborough County, Florida if it matters. I find lots of articles talking about how the right kind of ...
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Grounding cable TV coax near cable entrance: can I run a ground wire into a breaker panel? or defer grounding to 50 feet inside the house?

My new cable TV coax will enter my house at the far corner relative the location of all my other utilities (main electrical panel, water, gas, telephone, and a wire to an existing buried ground plate) ...
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Attaching cable company service wire to side of house

Currently, the various cable company wires that are attached to the side of my house are a mess, and I'm looking to clean them up before our house is painted in the near future. One of them is ...
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Finding lost coax

I've made an error while pulling some coax up in the attic of my house. I pulled too far and pulled the end which should connect to the back of the face plate up into the wall, and it's stuck ...
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Secure dishwasher hoses under countertop with zip ties

Good Afternoon, I need to tie the dishwasher hoses to the countertop underneath I have decided to tie them with zip-ties in the event that I have to remove the dishwasher to access the plumbing (I ...
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How do I remove this wall plate with no visible screws?

I'm amazed how complicated this wall plate is to remove. It is made of plastic and accommodates a phone jack and a coaxial cable. Please see the images that accompany this question. I've searched it ...
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Multiple HDMI to Coax Converter

I have 3 - 75 inch TVs throughout the house and I want to connect these to RF Coax so that I can select a channel to watch like channel 3 on one TV and channel 4 on the other two. The idea is each ...
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Replace coaxial cable

I have some coaxial cable on my wall, I need to replace it with a different cable, but when I pull the cable, it doesn't move at all. I know in the US it's common that these cables are stapled, but ...
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Will coaxial cable installed in the 1970s be fast enough for internet speeds 400 Mb/s+?

We are just about finished wiring CAT6 cable all over our house. We also plan to upgrade to 400 Mb/s internet speed from our ISP. We currently get 200 Mb/s from our ISP, and I have seen as much as 230 ...
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Cabling ~150m of ethernet/coax/fiber

Want to connect 3 points with Ethernet at moderate bandwidth (100 Mbs - 200 Mbs is fine) where one total cable length is ~150m and the second leg is ~50m. At each node I plan to have mesh Wifi ...
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Pass CATV and ethernet over single ethernet wire [closed]

I have a fiber-optic router which also outputs a CATV signal. CATV was unused previously (the service provider includes CATV in the pack but I've never used it before) so it was not taken into account ...
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Conduit to run ethernet and coax from basement to attic

My basement has a couple Ethernet and coax cables (thin black and white cables) running from the basement to the attic. The opening also has a gas line, white PVC drain line from the attic HVAC, HVAC ...
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Making low voltage prettier/weatherproof?

I've got a big hole in my exterior wall where several coax and (old) phone cables punch through. It's just... there in the stucco. All of my low voltage wires are just hanging out on the outside wall ...
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Why do I have a coax splice behind this blank face plate?

Behind this blank face plate is a coaxial cable. I already have a coaxial cable in the middle of this room that I use for cable. I'd like to just push this into the wall and patch up the hole but I'm ...
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Coaxial CATV to power line adapter

When I renovated my apartment and redid my electrical wiring, I missed the chance to set up network and tv cable too. While internet is fortunately solved by Wi-Fi, I am not so lucky about TV. The ...
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How to add cable to outlet box?

My house has Legrand outlet boxes for coaxial cable -- they appear to be these. I would like to run ethernet to these cable boxes, since there's space for additional cables in the box. However, I'm ...
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Improving awkward wiring

I just had FIOS installed today to replace Comcast. Everything went great but I didn't pay attention to how they installed the connector to my router. I thought they would add a port for the Ethernet ...
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Running multiple camera cables from outside to indoors, do I use bushing and wall plate?

I'm installing a security camera system. The DVR will be inside, connected to 8 cameras outside. All cables will terminate at the DVR. I have a picture of the cables below. I'm going through a ...
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RG6 vs RG11 - conductor size and connections

I depend on an OTA antenna for all my TV programming. From the antenna, there is coax going to the outside part of a signal booster, then coax going down into the ground, through my foundation wall, ...
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Why is my house wired with two coax in every room and an RJ11 splitter?

My house was built around 2005, though I've only owned it a year. Setting aside from the insane cluster of coax wiring we found in the attic, I'm trying to understand why every room in the house has ...
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How to run a cable raceway by doorway with raised floor?

I need to run a coaxial cable (and one more cable like ethernet) by a doorway. The floor is raised approximately 0.65 inches. I found D-line raceways, and also the floor raceways that are wide (so ...
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Trace coax cables

How would I be able to trace a coax cable? I was thinking connect + and - together and test for continuity. If I did that, where would both terminals be? Thanks!
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Can I use DOCSIS 3.0 to connect to my LAN over coax?

Let me describe the bizarre situation here in simple terms. I need to get an Ethernet connection from the network closet to the garage TV. My main router is an OpenWRT Linksys wrt32x which has 5 ...
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Do these two coax amplifiers do the same thing?

In the picture below, the one on the left (black) is in use, while the one on the right (red label) is one I found that I'd like to use in another location (to amplify incoming internet signal), so ...
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