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My house has Cat 5e Ethernet cables but no jacks - how do I figure out where these cables lead?

We're in a decade-old house that didn't have any coaxial or fiber Internet until just this week. Last night while looking inside the cabinet where the house's coax network feeds into, I noticed there ...
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How do I complete a hardwire internet network in my home?

I had a new home built in 2017 and had it wired with cat5 cable to all the rooms. The junction box for the cat5 & coaxial cable is in the garage where all the cat5 wires terminate. None of the ...
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How can I supply internet to the ethernet ports in my house? [closed]

I moved into a new rental about a month ago and had a local company setup our wifi with no problems. We are getting wifi via Google Fiber. The house has ethernet ports in every room and I would like ...
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How can I make use of Cat 5e cabling in my home?

Recently moved into a late 2000s home. There’s some Cat 5e cabling throughout the house that’s only being used for telephone outlets. I can see not all the twisted pairs are being used. There’s also a ...
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How is an Xfinity coax jack activated?

I recently moved into a new flat that primarily accepted Xfinity, as it's considered LIHTC, so a lot of their residents are on the Internet Essentials plan. I had opted to get my Xfinity router/modem ...
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Network dropout when wall furnace fan switches speeds

I have one of those old Williams/Forsaire gas wall furnaces (Forsaire 465fx, to be precise). It's about 8 feet from my network router, with my TV and FireStick in between the two. When the heater is ...
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How to determine numbers and location(s) of hardwired Wifi access points?

I hope this question is "Home Improvement" enough. I would like to hardwire/install 1-3 Wifi access points in my home. From my understanding, ceiling mount is best and I got TP-Link EAP610 (...
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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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How can I connect the ethernet cables in my home to make them work?

We recently moved to a new place that has ethernet wiring. Initially we didn't use it, as I set up a wifi network using eero. I recently decided to explore how I can use it, especially to connect a ...
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Installing powered switch inside the wall

My home was built in 2019 and the builder used cat6 cable for the phone lines. I would like to use those cables for their intended use of computer network cables. The access to the cables is on the ...
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How to terminate or transition starlink cable out of conduit

I’ve got low voltage starlink cable through conduit coming out of 1” liquid tite conduit to then wrap around a wall before coming into the house.(see pic) The conduit is too large and unsightly to ...
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How to test RJ45 ethernet cable failing to connect?

My home network setup is that I have a simple network switch fed by a cable modem in my utility/data room and then 6 RJ45 cables going out of it to different rooms of the house. I like to have wired ...
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Can I run CAT6A and 12/3 AC90 armoured power cable inside the same watertight PVC conduit for about 5m/16Ft?

The main question I have is two-fold: Is it legal according to the Canadian electrical code and How will it affect performance? My setup: I have my "server room" underneath the stairs, but ...
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Can I re-terminate this ISDN connector to an RJ45 connector?

I live in an older house that has some in-wall cabling the previous residents installed. The plate here says ISDN, as you can see, but the ports are RJ-45 and ethernet "works" over it, ...
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How to resolve Ethernet wiring issues due to different modem - router locations when switching from broadband fibre to FULL OPTICAL fibre

Here the issue I am facing: Newly renovated bungalow with 4 new wired Ethernet sockets / points. Currently ISP modem/router placed in utility room. Central heating system + alarm system control(s) ...
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Can I run CAT6 between drywall and exterior block?

It is finally cold here in Florida, and I want to run CAT6 throughout my house from the attic. There are a few exterior walls that I want to run CAT6 down, and I am trying to figure out the best way ...
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Rj45 continuity results

I bought a rj45 tester to test the continuity on 2 different rj45 ports at my house. Every other ports are working correctly but those 2 are not. Look at the result: Normally the possible results are ...
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Insulating data cables through inevitable choke point containing electrical wires

I unfortunately need to run Cat5E and coax through a choke point containing electrical wires. Would there be a way to add insulation to these wires at these choke points? Details: this picture is ...
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I just moved to a new place and was wondering if this meant it had Ethernet jacks?

I don’t know much about cabling and need some help identifying what this is. There this port that has a phone and a computer icon near where the fibre/coax entries are. And in one of my room there’s ...
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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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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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Ethernet connection between rooms doesn't work: LEDs 2, 3 and 4 don't blink on cable tester

My house is wired for ethernet, with the network closet on the 3rd floor (NC). The ethernet in all the rooms work, except for the connection in my office on the 1st floor. If I plug a laptop into it,...
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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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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 wires down an internal wall of house

I am trying to run a new network cable down a wall where a TV aerial already is. I thought it would be easy: disconnect the aerial wire from the face plate, attach some string, pull it up through the ...
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How to prepare for future Cat6 installation in new home construction

I am working with a builder to build a two-story house with unfinished basement. The house was already deep into construction when we signed the contract (framing complete, HVAC complete, ready for ...
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Find which ends of cat5e cables belong together

I recently moved into a new house and there are cat5e sockets in each room which go through the ceiling into a media room. In some places in the rooms there are cat5e cables which do not have a ...
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How do I properly run CAT6 less than standard 8" from power cables?

I am trying to run CAT6 to a doorbell which is near 14-2 Romex triple gang box. It's on the other side of the wall about 6" from the 3 gang box on the other side of where the blue tape is marked. ...
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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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Wire installation code - burying optical cables

It has been brought to my attention that a local construction company will be installing fiber and is offerring to install fiber straight to the home at no cost. Previous experience shows that these ...
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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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RJ45 Connection Test Fails for 4/6 Constantly

I am punching RJ45 keystones (configuration A) on each end of a Cat 5e cable. When I do a connection test, lights 4 and 6 doesn’t flash. I punched the keystones again, but no luck. Again lights 4 and ...
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Does Cat6(A?) cabling require special considerations?

I'm doing a bit of renovation at my home and as part of that I'd like to better hide my internet cable. The current situation: The cable is an old one, installed in 2003 or something. It's a bog ...
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How can I understand phone lines are split or not?

I have an Open House telephone extension hub (ChannelPlus model H618). It has 7 Cat 5Es connected to it. 8th line is disconnected. In the house, I have 6 phone wall outlets. Still looking for the 7th ...
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Replace coaxial cords with ethernet

I recently just bought a home that had coaxial cords wired throughout the house. I would like to use Ethernet instead but I don't want to have to rip the walls out. I have a feeling that there is a ...
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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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Small diameter multimedia cable?

I would like to install multimedia outlets (RJ45) in my house. The installation tubing is diam. 20mm (inside is 13.9mm). In the worse case, I have a diam. 6.5mm cable inside. So I would be able to add ...
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Using Patch Panel for CAT6a wiring from attic to closet

We have run CAT6a cable throughout our house and will be placing the network switches in a closet. The wiring will enter the closet from a wall backing to the attic space (we aren't coming down from ...
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Can anyone suggest how to connect a CAT6 cable to the incoming 5 pair telephone cable?

The below image displays the incoming cable from the telephone provider. As far as I have searched it's a 5-pair telephone cable. I was suggested by the telephone company to replace the current ...
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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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Why CAT 5 cable is run through electrical box with blank faceplate

The two cables seen here have very little slack. The house was built in 1998 in Texas in case it offers any clues. Any idea why this is here?
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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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Fiber vs STP vs UTP for underground conduit run to backyard office?

We're building a standalone structure in the backyard that will be used for a backyard office. There's already a trench with a conduit for electrical and a 3/4" conduit for some sort of ...
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Any reason not to put a structured wiring enclosure directly next to the house main breaker box?

I'm adding CAT6 networking to my house for higher speeds plus some POE cameras. I want to put the cable modem, switch and camera DVR in a metal structured wiring enclosure. The best place is the the ...
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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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Cleaning up home network wiring closet [closed]

What. Do. I. Do. With. This. All of my network, cable, and phone wires run to this white box. I don't know what this box is called. There's a couple of power outlets at the bottom, within the box. ...
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