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Fiber optic cable is used to run high-speed Internet into a location. Questions should be about running the cable. Questions about setting up networks using the cable can be asked on

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Can an incoming optical fiber cable be wired internally in a house's walls?

I am building a new home, and want to get fiber internet installed in it. In my current home, the fiber is wired externally on walls, above doors and finally into the living room through a drilled ...
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DIY fiber optic network connection: 600ft through forest [closed]

What equipment, tools and supplies do I need, in order to build and maintain a single fiber optic network connection between two buildings that are about 600 ft apart, separated by forest? The way I ...
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Running fiber line

I’m getting ready to finish my basement (well, hire a contractor to do it). Fiber internet is supposed to be available in my neighborhood soon. I don’t have any fiber in the house though. I figure it ...
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Running fiber and rj45 through wall plate

Currently my fiber line just comes in through a hole in side of my living room wall. I would like to move that wire on the outside of the house to a hole that goes into the basement then run it to a ...
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How can I plan for fiberoptic cable installation during a remodel?

I'm in the middle of remodeling my home and am wondering if there is anything that would be ideal to do now that would make a fiber install later more straightforward. My main concerns are with the ...
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Easiest way to connect fiber optic cable to my detached shop

I have a ISP ran fiber to my home with a cheap ISP provided modem. I run it to a wifi mesh for wifi and a router for ethernet connections. I want to run a fiber line to my shop and set a router and ...
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Running fiber between buildings. How to enter enter/exit building with proper bend radius?

I'm looking at running some OM3 fiber (outdoor, armored), 6 strand between two residential buildings (think from a house to a garage for example). It's about 150ft total. I do not want to run copper (...
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How to run fiber and speaker wire in a 2 story house [closed]

I'm about to move into a new construction house and i need to get a fiber cable run from my pantry/mud room area to my living room. Server rack will be in the pantry and control box will be in living ...
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Extra hole in a waterhead

I have this outside conduit for my internet copper cable and internet fiber. And I guess one of the wires is electrical power? It is mounted on my outside wall, high-up and hard to reach by ladder, ...
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Do I need to replace this old telephone wiring?

My house was built in 1965, and I am not sure when this wiring is from. I haven't had internet connection issues in the past. When I upgraded to the AT&T Fiber network due to working from home, ...
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What would be the way to bring the internet to the house from the usb internet stick which is 350 meters away?

I'm not at all a professional in this domain, but I'll try to explain the problem as briefly as possible. I'm trying to bring internet to the cottage. The only way that the internet provider offers me ...
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