Questions tagged [ethernet]

Ethernet (Cat 5, 6, etc) consists of multiple pairs of twisted low voltage wires that can be used to carry computer data or telephone signals. Questions should limit themselves to running and maintaining the wires only. General questions about networking should be directed to http://superuser.com

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Ethernet Cable Through Floor

I'm trying to add an ethernet drop to an entertainment center. The coax cable drop was drilled through the floor (picture), since the room below is an unfinished basement with easy ceiling access. Is ...
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Can I repurpose this RJ45 setup for phone to run as Ethernet?

So my home is wired with what I thought looked like Ethernet ports. After trial of plugging in my computer and seeing that the ports weren't working as Ethernet cables, I dug deeper. The wires that ...
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Connect Network Expansion Board/Patch Panel to Router

I am somewhat unfamiliar with home networking but trying to set up my home's ethernet pre-wiring which originates from a control panel box in my garage. The control panel has a Leviton 1x6 Telephone/...
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House already wired for ethernet; how to engage?

A previous owner of my home (I don't know when) wired every room in the house with an ethernet port. I have not been using the ethernet at all, but recent needs for working at home have made me ...
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Fixing POE adapter for broadband Ethernet [closed]

My POE adapter is not working properly. The part which tranfers data is damaged. What I am trying to do is connecting the power part to adapter which Woking properly but getting data directly from the ...
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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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How do I use existing cat5e wiring to distribute internet in my house?

Description My current setup is I have a single router/modem combo in my living room connected through DSL. Internet is distributed through the house via WiFi. The upstairs rooms have all been run ...
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What is the best practice for grounding a shielded cat 7 ethernet cable?

I'm in the process of ducting the aforementioned cable through a conduit that I've "trenched" between my house and my office which is in an outbuilding 30m away. Since buying the cable and starting ...
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How to run an additional coax cable into into the attic for a TV antenna?

I have a block wall construction house in Florida that was built in 2018. The contractor built in coaxial cables into each room (1 each) for cable TV and/or an Internet cable modem. I recently ...
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There’s a cat5e coming out of my wall, how do I make it work?

I recently moved in with family and noticed a Ethernet cord coming out of the wall in my room (mine is the only room with one). It’s obviously not connected to the modem or router, and I’m not sure ...
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Can I run CAT6 FTP cables parallel to electrical cable in the same conduit?

Can I run CAT6 FTP cables beside to electrical cable (220v 1 amp) in same PVC Trunking ?
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Help identify wiring adapter involving Cat 5e cable?

We recently moved into a 1960's house. 4 of the bedrooms have dual RJ-45 and RJ-11 receptacles. When I got cable installed, they had to run a new wire from the telephone pole out front. I was told the ...
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Ethernet above drop ceiling — plenum cable “just in case”?

I’ve been reading about the right way to install Ethernet cable at home (1) (2) (3) (4) and my requirements are: Category 6A cable for future-proofing (as of 2019, this seems better than Cat 6). ...
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Fix/Move Ethernet on Side of House

The house I recently bought has the networking cables to each room (2-4 each) terminate at a junction box on the outside of the house. To hook up my Internet, the tech hooked up to one of the cables ...
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Powerline Adapters and non-grounded outlets

I have a powerline adapter connected to an outlet on the main floor of my house. There I have my PS4’s ethernet connected. The other adapter is upstairs where the router is. Over the last several ...
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Will this cable work for wiring my house to router

Will this cable be ok? I purchased a 100' role of UTP Cat 6. I will place it in 1" conduit when it goes outside but it will be be bare as it crosses through the basement and maybe over a few ...
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Repurpose telephone line to ethernet

I have a (UK) telephone socket in the same corner of each of the three floors in my house. My broadband router is connected to the socket on the bottom floor. The wiring looks like the following: ...
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Where should I connect my modem in this ethernet junction box?

I am trying to figure out where I would attach the Ethernet cable from my modem to distribute to rest of the house. I'm assuming the blue is the data cable and white is phone but there are two sets of ...
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Appropriate conduit for several data cables underground over 300' run

I have done some searching around but have not found anything definitive, and/or my background is weak in this area and I may be understanding poorly. I will have 2-4 PoE cables that will be run ...
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In Wall Panel for Security System and Camera Cabling

I'm in the process of overhauling my home network and installing some door and motion sensors. I'd like to drop everything down into the Master bedroom, where I will install a panel that is set in the ...
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How do I channel a cable behind a skirting board when fitting a back box?

I have a 1930s British house with skirting boards, I want to run Ethernet from some points around the house, I have got the cable under the floorboards, but I now need to cut out some back boxes, I ...
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What types of communication cables can pass through electrical conduit?

Originally asked at Network Engineering What types of communication cables can pass through electrical conduit? I believe that optical fiber is the only one possible. However, I'm not sure. I'm ...
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How should I connect my cat5 cable to connectors having an orange-green line?

I have some cat5 cables in my attic in need to splice . they have been up there for 10 to 15years so no sure if cat5e or cat5. I'm looking at a tool-less connector on amazon, but the color coding ...
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Wiring ethernet cable from AT&T fiber Modem to a specific room

I currently have internet service with At&t and interested in wiring an Ethernet connection into one of the rooms in the house (I will call this room1). I called At&t to ask how much it would ...
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Clarifying separation of ethernet cables from cables running power (underground)

I have seen a few questions regarding how close ethernet cables can be to power cables without a significant impact on the data. For example: Can I run CAT5/6 cables parallel to electrical cables? ...
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Pulling cables (CAT5e) Vertically with Horizontal Studs in the Wall

I want to pull two Ethernet cables from my attic down a 12’ wall into the living room behind the tv console. There are several horizontal studs in the wall preventing a straight drop. From the top, ...
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Hiding cables when moving network switch down from attic

We had an installer put in security cameras a few years ago (PoE-powered), and he decided the best place to install the network switch would be in the attic, since that made wiring the cameras easier (...
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What sealant should I buy to secure cable in brick?

I have an ethernet cable that goes into house from the outside wall. What sealant should I look for that will not crack the cable? I need to keep wind and rain out of the house from the hole. It ...
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Cat 6 PoE Parallel To Power Cables (just for 2 feet) - What should I expect?

Preface: I dont want to repeat the question already posed here. I am a reasonably smart individual that does work around his house. I graduated with an EE degree way back when, so concepts of ...
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How to seal hole from bundle of ethernet cables running through wall/floor?

I'm setting up a home ethernet network in a spare bedroom. I envision running up to two dozen ethernet cables out of a patch panel in this room to the rest of the house. I'll likely bundle these ...
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Is it acceptable to run 22/4 security wire along side Cat6 and Coax cables, or is there any possibility for interference?

Security wire is connected to motion/vibration/magnetic sensors and alarm keypad. Can it disrupt the alarm system? or cause speed/performance loss in the cat 6 transmissions?
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Hardwire Ethernet with CL2 wire

We have a house that we are trying to setup for a shelter. We are trying to get hardware ethernet into every room, without pulling wire to each room. Three downstairs rooms, including an office have ...
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Electric installation - find connected corrugated pipes

We are moving to a new flat. This flat has many empty sockets in the walls. These sockets are connected using empty corrugated pipes, so one can put additional cables through them. I want to use ...
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Attaching outdoor Ethernet cable to stucco?

I need to route the Gigabit Ethernet CAT6 cable on the outside wall. The cable is certified for outdoor use, but I'm puzzled how to attach it to stucco. Would I need to drill stucco with masonry bit ...
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How to connect router to patch panel in new home

I recently moved into a new home (new build). Comcast installed my internet, but was of no help getting my ethernet working. My builder told me the modem needs to be connected in here and then the ...
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Getting Ethernet Cable Through Exterior Wall

I am looking to run Ethernet cable outside my house. I have already found this question on running Ethernet cable outdoors, but it does not cover the best way to get the cable there. Ideally, I would ...
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Possible to attach an external electrical box to an old work box?

I have an old work box occupied by 6 ethernet keystones and the corresponding wall plate. I want to use a branching raceway to hide the ethernet patch cables coming out of the wall. But without other ...
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How close can CAT6 run to electrical?

I've run CAT6 throughout my house, mostly in the basement where the TV area and office are. I have a cable that goes upstairs to my bedroom along the chimney from the basement to feed a wireless ...
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Will a 3 inch (8cm) separation between CAT6 cable and 120V HV cable cause problems for 10-Gigabit Ethernet?

I recently had an electrician wire my house with CAT6 Ethernet cable and install a couple of outlets in my unfinished basement. I recently noticed that there is only a 3-4 inch (8-10cm) separation ...
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Proper craftsmanship to mount Wi-Fi AP and ethernet cable to ceiling?

I'd like to add a ceiling-mounted Wi-Fi Access Point to the upper floor of an already existing house (USA, wood studs, built 1998). I have access to the attic above and would run Category 6 ...
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Is it OK to pull Category (Cat5e, Cat6 a, Cat 6a) internet cable around a corner constructed of threaded rod/ All-Thread?

Is there a reason an electrical inspector or building inspector could fail an inspection? One of my co-workers thinks it's acceptable to use All-Thread holding up HVAC and electrical equipment in the ...
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Valid number of Cat 6 + Coax cables for pipe conduit?

Here's some old wiring done in my absence as my parents could only monitor so much. Hate the use of Skinnier version on Flexi Pipe that won't allow any movement or pull once initial install is done. ...
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Are there square/ rectangle/ U openable/ open panel conduits that have one side panel that can be opened & closed?

Are there square/ rectangle/ U openable/ open panel conduits that have one side panel that can be opened & closed? Will be doing a up / down cable/ pull for current/ future optic Fiber etc. so ...
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Re-wire Cat5e RJ11 jacks to RJ45 ethernet

I just moved into a new (to me, but built in 2008) condo and am assessing the telecom situation. I'd like to get Ethernet connectivity to as much of the unit as possible, for wireless range extenders (...
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Is there a way to fish a cable (network) using an existing one as a guide?

Are there any devices that allow you to basically clip a wire to an existing wire in a wall and use it as a guide? I had my house wired for networking, but that was before I upgraded to gigabit ...
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What kind of Ethernet cabling would I need for through the attic - And what cat?

I'm putting in an ethernet cable in my attic to reach from my modem in my library to my room, where I have my computer and an extra router (for better WiFi). Currently, I get internet in there from ...
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Telephone Termination Block upgrade

I recently moved into a house which has a screw type termination block: I am trying to get DSL service and self-install is not working so they are sending a technician out. I will get charged $100 ...
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Concerns wiring Ethernet in House [closed]

So im about to be wiring up cat6 around my house. Probably around 8 lines, and 3 drops total (leaving to floating for Cameras for outdoor). So I have 2 Spots Im debating on, both in my office. One ...
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Ethernet Gauge Too Small for Patch Panel

I have run into a small issue when upgrading my home network's central hub with a larger switch and a patch panel. While I was able to patch down most of the cables with no issues, one of the cables ...
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Staying electric code compliant while cleaning up in-wall network box

Below is a pic of the in-wall network box in my new home - it is a 42" On-Q metal box, with an existing power outlet inside. Not shown are the bundle of cat5e cables and network and phone switches I ...