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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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Home Voip GV service/Phones not working with Cat5e wiring

General networking. Landline telephone number using a digital voip google voice service box. I want the GV box and phone moved into the hall bedroom. I can’t get a dial tone on my landline ...
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Does this TV cable need to be rehung in a proper manner?

The company cable installer loosely hung cable on these tree branches to cross a public road rather than using poles or at least affixing the cable to the trees themselves. Do I need to have them come ...
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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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Best Practices for running data conduits through basement [closed]

I'm a new homeowner, having recently moved into a 1920's house. I'd like to run Ethernet conduits throughout the house. The basement runs the full length of the house and its ceiling already hosts ...
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Can I use coaxial cable for a 600' network extension?

I'd like to extend internet service to an outbuilding that is 600+ft from my house. The distance is heavily wooded, so I think a wireless solution is a non-starter (but correct me if I'm wrong). ...
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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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Router in front of patch panel doesn't work, yet it works behind the panel [closed]

I have a strange situation here with my router and my patch panel. After years of using it perfectly over WiFi I decided to connect it to the patch panel to wire my desktop. I observe 2 different ...
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Splitting ethernet port [closed]

Splitting ethernet port We recently changed a living room into a bedroom. However, there's no ethernet port in the space. We have an ethernet port on the other side of an adjacent wall. I know ...
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No DATA outlet in wall socket - Internet with coaxial

We are new to Germany and we have no idea how the coaxial internet works. Our provider told us that there is cable access to our address but now that the router arrived I find that we don't have the ...
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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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Can I use the CAT3 cable in my home for internet?

I have FiOS internet (200 Mbps up/down service), via an Ethernet cable entering my house from one of their ONT boxes outside. I would love to have it available at each of the wall plates in my house. ...
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Am I OK cutting an unused cable TV incoming service cable attached to my house?

I have some tree limbs I need to cut but there is a wire under it going to a house I own and will eventually demolish. I think the wire is for internet. I called the local company to get it removed, ...
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Tracing a Cat5 cable used for telephone connection back to 66 block

I have a Cat 5 ethernet cable terminated with a RJ45 Ethernet (8P8C) jack in the Master BR that is serving as a telephone connection. The other end of the cable is punched down into a 66 Block in the ...
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How to switch 2 different outlet circuits in your home easily

I'm trying to connect my PC to the internet using Internet over power. My room's outlets are on a different electrical circuit to the rest of the house. Is there a easy way to switch my rooms outlets ...
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What are these outlets, and can they be used to connect Ethernet-like cable?

I have a room (room A) with a wifi router setup, where there is an unused outlets with two vertical plug-in slots near it. My office (far from room A) has something similar (with 1 plug-in slot). I ...
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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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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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How to connect router into Leviton panel?

We've lived in our current house for 2 years and have been using an AmpliFi HD mesh setup since. The entire house is wired for Ethernet in every room (except the office, for some reason!), but I've ...
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Wire my house for Internet

As an IT student I have a first chance to plan a basic Internet topology in my own home. We have fiber-optic Internet and a telephone line to our home. We would like to ask for advice about changing ...
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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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How do I connect raw end CAt5 Cable to existing router?

Cat5 cable with bare end is at the internet drop box and I need to connect to my existing router that's inside the house where the internet cable is connected to an ARRIS modem, then to a Netgear ...
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External Ethernet wiring in a condo

Background I live in a two-story condo that doesn't have Ethernet wiring. My goal is to retrofit and get wires to as many locations as possible. After self-inspection and consulting with contractors ...
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Internet wall box damaged, wet [closed]

Water spilled on the box on the wall that my Ethernet ports are in (internet gateway?). Now the internet doesn't work. I tried drying it as much as possible but it's connected to the wall so that's ...
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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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Is it possible to install a LAN-socket into this empty one?

Our router in our appartment is plugged into from what i've gathered a telephone line socket in the living room. The same telephone line socket can be found in two other rooms, where about 10-15 years ...
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Internet random disconnects when fan switch is turned on/off

Hi Saviors on the internet, Recently, I have been having this issue within my apartment is that when I turn on/off my fan there will be a power surge within my house and sometimes causes my internet ...
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Help identify network cables & connectors in home network? [duplicate]

I moved into a new house that appears to have network cables run from a closet to all the bedrooms. (Bedrooms all have wall plates with RJ-45 ports.) However, I need help understanding/identifying ...
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Home Ethernet "patch" panel - how to approach?

I recently moved into a home built in 2000, which appears to be pre-wired for Ethernet in some rooms. I would like to use this existing ethernet wiring but I am really not sure how to approach this ...
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Installing Router inside Electrical Closet and Hacking the Telephone Socket

I live in the Netherlands and I have a router which I would like to hide away in my closet. Currently, it gets internet from the telephone socket seen in the image below. I would like to place this ...
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How to connect the modem to wall jack through a BIX1A panel?

I'm using WIFI in my apartment now but planning to use wire to connect to my desktop with the wall jack. No telephone or TV cable used here. The modem is connected by fibre in a closet and there is a ...
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power surges causing internet dropouts?

What I now know is that the problem is the power and not from ISP. The frequent almost hourly dropouts to the adsl started when I began using a Powerline Adapter. The dropouts would affect the ...
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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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What is this Verizon device on my Kitchen's wall?

When I disconnect its power, I lose Fios internet. Is it possible to move it to a hidden place? Thanks
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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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Can I use coax outlets for cable modem?

I recently moved into a home where each room has a coaxial wall plate. My ISP provides internet through a cable modem, where unfortunately the cable input is in a non-ideal location. Next to that ...
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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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Do powerline adaptors need to be plugged into outlets that are on the same leg

I used a powerline adapter like this to connect my security camera receiver to my router. This allows me to access the cameras from my cell phone which was working but now it doesn't. There's two ...
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How to safely pull Internet cable out of soil?

My internet company installed a heavy 70 ft long cable across my lawn 6 months ago. They dug up a trench about a foot deep using a trench digger. I would like to move the middle section of the cable ...
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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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Web-based remote access of my Carrier Infinity thermostat and Flash end-of-life

I have a Carrier Infinity system, installed some 3 years ago. I was able to access the thermostat over the internet until very recently, because the web access feature uses the Adobe Flash Player ...
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tall service mast for remote aerial drop

I'm working with the local telecom provider to get internet access to a remote property in California. There is a 5' tall 8x8 pressure treated post with an electric meter and some other equipment ...
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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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How can I convert my home's phone lines to internet lines?

I am not too familiar with the technical terms of what I have. (If anybody needs more information then I will do what I can to provide it, I am not sure if these are Cat 5 cables.). Question: Can i ...
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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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Does a run of 1000 feet of CAT6 line need to be in conduit?

Our local fiber optic internet company wants an outrageous amount of money to run a line from the road 1000 feet back to our home, so we're doing it ourselves and then having a tech come hook us up. ...
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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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AC current existing on cable company Cable TV / Internet Coaxial Cable

Is AC current on Cox Cable Coaxial cable (cable TV/Internet service) something I need to get fixed?. Using a Fluke 322 clamp meter I measure 0.02 amperes AC reading on the COX coaxial cable, measured ...
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Using an incoming cat5 cable for my phone, how can I wire it so it goes to a switch and also to my phone line

Currently, my house only has one wall plate, which uses a cat5 cable that utilizes a wall plate with pre-installed wires (blue, green, white, black, red, yellow) that the cat5 wires also connect to. ...