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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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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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Installed Electric Tankless Water Heater - Internet loss when active

I installed an Ecosmart 27kw tankless water heater yesterday and as far as heating the water goes, everything works perfectly. The issue is when the water heater is running, I lose internet! Specs: ...
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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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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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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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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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Is my plan for wiring ethernet reasonable?

I would first of all like to start off by saying that I am a software developer by profession, so my networking knowledge is relatively basic. My question is therefore aimed at figuring out if I am ...
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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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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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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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Suggestion to "Networkify" a dumb USB Security Camera

Some background: I live in a small condo complex where we're having an issue with our collective back yard getting an unsightly amount of uncollected dog turds. The HOA board decided to put up a ...
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Getting Best Signal With RG6

I have recently "cut-the-cord" and have dropped my TV service through my provider, so the only need for a RG6 cable is my cable internet service. My set-up is that the "orange" cable that leads from ...
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Get phone signal where there's no signal

I have a tiny house between two hills, in a mountain area. For few weeks I've been searching how to get phone signal there. There are two problems: there is no electricity the hills are blocking the ...
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How to use house's built in patch panel

So, when i bought this house the builder went ahead and installed a patch panel. Since then the only time I've really payed it any attention was when my house was getting hooked up to my ISP's service....
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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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Why am I getting noise with my network cable connectors?

The modular plugs or what I like to call "end-caps" for Cat6 cable, I have the kind where you can push the cable all the way through then cut so you know you have proper cable alignment. I thought ...
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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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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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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 can I use the existing structured wiring panel to get internet throughout my house?

My apartment is currently wired with five Cat5e cables that all meet in a closet, where there is also an outlet and the cable entry. The ethernet is currently wired into the board in the picture below....
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Relocating a fibre-optic router-modem within a home

I've just gotten an FTTH fiber optic internet provider in Canada. The problem I'm having is that the technician would only install the router/modem by the back of my apartment where the fiber comes in....
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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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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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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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How to set up home network w/ fiber from street & unterminated Cat5e in garage

I'm having gigabit Sonic Fiber installed soon in a newly purchased, remodeled house, and I need to figure out how best to configure my networking setup to distribute a wired (& wireless) ...
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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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How can I make my home internet router work with a battery?

I have an ZTE zxhn h108n router, which needs an 12 V input. I want to make it work when the electricity goes off.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use CAT5e ethernet ports in house

I noticed my house has Ethernet ports on all of our bedrooms and kitchen/living room. I would love to take advantage of these by using it to connect a lot of our devices instead of using WiFi but not ...
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Powerline Adapter Into prong Converter

I live in a pretty old house that has only 2 prong outlets on the floor where my router is. I have bad WifI in my room, two floors up so I bought This Powerline Adapter However, the Adapter is 3 ...
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Improving Cell Signal to Increase Data Speeds

I just moved to a very rural area in Western WA on the top of a hill. My internet options are very slow (< 3Mb/s) DSL, Sat, and using my cell provider (Verizon Wireless) for internet. The last ...
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Laying your own telephone cable (from demarcation point)

So my telephone cable from the demarcation point to my apartment is broken and there's no way to get a proper technician to fix it in the next few weeks. So I tried to do it myself, but the router ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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Re-wiring a router into the main control panel

This is my first time asking so please excuse me for not being in the right place. Our home Internet was just upgraded to higher speed and so we got a new router that handles 5G and 2.4G. I want to ...
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How to see if a coax cable is able to receive Internet?

During construction works every cable in the house was cut off. The cable was only used for TV so far, but we want now also receive Internet by cable. Now we have a lose coax-cable (presumably from ...
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Light Dimmer Causes Internet Drop

I've bought a standard light dimmer and a dimmable led lamp. Dimming works fine. However, when I dim the lights my ADSL connection drops. The DSL light on my modem turns off and I can't connect back ...
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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 ...