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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Connecting detached shop to home network via fiber

i'm looking to connect my detached shop to the network in the house. goal is to have a fast (1 Gb+) and reliable connection in the shop, that can be connected to in the shop by wifi and ethernet. ...
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Is converting a BSW to Ethernet jack ends possible?

I have a spare ex. 5 pair, gel and armored BSW between my home and my shop app. 120’ away. Range ext. don’t work. Can I convert BSW to Ethernet jack ?
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Running ethernet cable from living room (main floor) to second floor office

I've seen some similar posts but not necessarily addressing my particular situation. Our house has an unfinished basement , main floor, and second floor. We have our router set up next to our TV on ...
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Unknown Phone Cable to Internet

My home is old (like over 20 years), and we just renovate it last years. Later on, I started to use another part of my home, and that part wasn't touched for a long time (not during the renovation). I ...
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Techniques for putting ends on RJ45 connectors easier?

I've been doing a bunch of cat 5 running lately. I've been putting RJ45 ends on everything I run. I'm finding it is still not that easy for me to get the little wires into the connectors. Do any ...
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Can cmx and non cmx ethernet cable be coupled

Is it acceptable to use cmx rated cable outside and then switch over to non cmx inside with one of these? It's residential for poe security cameras and less than 300 feet total in run lengths.
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Can I get 10 Gig on cat6a running through two wall jacks?

I'd like to have cat6a running from the basement to a second floor room. I'd like to have a wall jack installed in the addict and plug a cable into that jack that runs into the second floor room. I ...
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Adding Cat6 Surface Mount Box

I went to my local retail network box store and after being assured by the sales person that this would work for Cat6 and produce Cat6 speeds I purchased this to wire-up my Cat6 cable to, then run a ...
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How to utilize Ethernet throughout my house

My router/modem is located in the garage because that is where our Gigapower box is located but my office is all the way on the opposite side of the house and upstairs. Using WiFi is tedious because ...
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How to fixate RJ-45 double coupling

I have the following RJ-45 network double coupling: I have a 3d printer and am trying to print an enclosure or "mount" where I can put that in so that it is properly fixated and I can plug ...
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Using rj45 connectors for home alarm wiring

I'm setting up my home alarm (a dsc 1832) using cat5 cables (these were the closest I could find in my country to the specs recommended by the 1832 manual). I've had to make some splits since the cat5 ...
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Can you run a MOCA adapter / router on the same coax line?

I have my ISP gateway at the bottom of my home, service is delivered through coax. I have a coax wall jack upstairs as well. I would like to install a MOCA adapter downstairs and one upstairs so I can ...
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Confused about Ethernet wiring in new home

I’m moving into a new house that looks to have Ethernet wired through it though it looks like it was being used for telephone? I’m wondering if it will be usable for Internet and if so what changes I ...
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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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I have a CAT5e cable with only 3 pairs (6 wires working) and need to do POE over it

I have a cat5e cable that has 1 pair (orange / stripped orange) damaged -- it's a 100 foot line and the damage is like 40 feet in behind a wall [repairing it is not an option]. I need to power a unifi ...
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Is it permissible to cover over an ethernet (or other low voltage) wall plate

I am building a built-in bookshelf that covers a good portion of a wall. I know it is not to code to bury an electrical junction box, so I moved an outlet accordingly. I also have an ethernet data ...
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Conduit for Ethernet, can it be buried in the wall

I had electrician run Ethernet (POE) from a garage attic down and over, then into the basement. They had to avoid passing it through a thick external wall with many studs so they ran the wires ...
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New home cat6 wiring and conduit

I'm currently in the planning phases for a new construction home that will be 3 stories without a basement (crawlspace instead). The home will have insulation in all interior walls which will make it ...
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Burying AC, solar DC and ethernet cable

I am building a pole barn about 200 feet from my house. I would like to run 90amp or so 240VAC to a subpanel, as well as ~400VDC from solar panels, and a pull or perhaps two of Cat5e ethernet cable. ...
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Is an ethernet cable threaded inside a metal conduit is more protected from electromagnetic interference? [closed]

I am at the end of a renovation, and only now  I discovered that it is not recommended to run ethernet cable in parallel and closely to power cables, even if they are in separate conduits, but I may ...
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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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Can I run 300 ft of cat6 cable, with male connectors on each end, under house to other side?

I have HughesNet service coming in through the house's garage side. Is there any reason I can't connect a 300 ft patch cable (C2G 300ft Cat6 Ethernet Cable - Solid Shielded (STP) - Blue) to the router ...
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Electric power and wired ethernet to desk in basement not against wall

What's my best option for running electric and ethernet to my desk in the basement without having the desk against a wall? My ceiling is a bit low (79") so I don't want to do anything that ...
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Cat 6 in the same conduit as line voltage wiring

I am living in a building where I wish to run Cat 6 cables to different rooms. The building is constructed using bricks and concrete. The electrical wiring is running in PVC conduits. The electricity ...
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Does anyone know if this is a Ethernet jack or a phone line?

I just moved in and I was wondering with this is? It has 6 pins but I have no idea what it is.
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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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What is a proper way to support/suspend cat6 cable in a drop ceiling?

I am trying to run some cat6 cable in the drop ceiling of my basement. I want to run 3x CAT6-CMP cables that from what i understand should not rest on ceiling tiles. From what i have read, the ...
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Data Cable Through Drywall

The drywallers forgot to cut a hole for my ethernet cable. There is a coil of it behind the drywall. Any ideas how to get it through without cutting a huge hole in the wall??? Thank you!
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Extend Wi-Fi to second floor [closed]

I live in a building that has 2 floors, a friend living on the ground floor has a broadband connection which he uses by connecting the broadband cable to a WiFi router. New he has agreed to share his ...
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Best way to stick a very long Ethernet cable semi-permanently to walls?

TL;DR: I am looking for good ways to stick flat Ethernet cable semi-permanently to ceilings/walls ideally suited to someone with no DIY expertise whatsoever After successfully untwisting the very ...
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Should I dig a separate trench for CAT5e wire to shed?

I am renovating a shed which is going to require doing at least a 100' trench for power from the house. I also want internet via a hard wire out to a a WAP in the shed. My question: To avoid EM ...
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How do I untwist a very long, very twisted Ethernet cable? [closed]

A few years ago I bought what should be a 45m flat Ethernet cable. After a long period of disuse the cable has gotten very tangled but I need to use it again. I've unknotted the cable so it is now one ...
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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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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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Hanging Cables Along the Corners of Walls

My girlfriend wants to run ethernet cable along the corners of the walls of her apartment, but is rather particular in that it needs to be discreet. Cable covers are NOT an option here, as the ...
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What type of Cat 6 cable to run behind basement studs?

I have a finished basement and would like to install and consolidate my house's wired ethernet cables in a data panel in one of the cabinets. I need to run wires around to the other side of the ...
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Ethernet Questions

Most of the ethernet cables in my house all go to a part in my basement. However, my router does not have a ethernet jack near it enough. How would I be able to run a cable to my basement from the ...
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Where should I (not) place POE ethernet outlets?

I am planning to wire my house for Ethernet, with wall sockets in various rooms. At the moment it will be plain 1Gbit/s ethernet, but in future I want the potential to upgrade to 10Gbit/s and power-...
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Using a telephone wall-mount jack for an Ethernet-connected (VOIP) phone

(There are already a lot of existing questions here about converting telephone wire to use it for Ethernet. That is not my question. I already know that the CAT5 in the wall here is a straight run ...
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How accurate is a TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) in determining the distance to the location of a cut low voltage cable?

The builders cut an ethernet wire during construction. They put in the Foam Insulation and the dry wall up without testing the wires. Upon terminating and testing them, I found that the wire to my ...
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Ethernet cable choice for home wiring?

... Apologies if this is the incorrect forum for hardware recommendations... I'm planning on wiring my Portland, OR (cold & damp, but non-freezing climate) house for Unshielded Cat 6 or Cat 6a ...
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Conduit through wall with low power and AC

I want to run a new 20A service and 2x POE lines from my basement to my garage. Can I put them in the same pieces of conduit or do I need two? Piece of conduit would be less than 1 foot in length.
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Can I pull CAT6 cable via old RJ11 panels?

I have spotted multiple RJ11 ports in the home I am moving into soon. They are spread across the first and second floors of the house. Is it possible to use that existing wiring to pull through CAT6 ...
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What's the intended usage scenario of the Cat5e runs in my new house?

We are buying a new house, and I was curious about this junction box. It has several lines of coax and cat5e in it. Each room has a blank plate, and behind it is a coax and a cat5e drop. I was ...
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Extending internet signal to all outlets

My house is wired with two Cat5e cables: one terminated downstairs, one upstairs. Currently, only the downstairs outlet is receiving signal, with the modem being hooked up to it. I'd like to move the ...
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Problems crimping Cat6 Ethernet

I'm running Cat6 through my house, and I obviously need to crimp Cat6 connectors onto the ends (this is my first time), but I can't seem to keep the 8 wires from moving around after I've put them all ...
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Replacing old wires stuck on pipes inside concrete walls with new Cat6 cable

My question is similar to this. But in my case, the wires are stuck. Tried pulling one (my bad) and it broke. There's still some wire that I can pull but pulling it again won't do any good. So I was ...
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Running Ethernet between floor and finished celing

I'm trying to run an Ethernet cable through my house, The router is in the living room, which is above the only finished room in the basement (go figure), so I'm trying to figure out how to get the ...