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I just experienced this issue. I bought a second hand light with a DIY cable that has exposed ground wire. Not pretty but i tucked it nicely, thought electrical tape would do. Had it plugged into the same powerbar as my modem and router...cables were touching. Few hours after plug in my internet goes down and I have a tech come. He said my wires are good so ...


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The tower up the hill might take direct strikes before you, but those strikes might make big surges on the ground, so long story short, always use surge protection (or better, all dielectric fiber). You don't necessarily have to meet the code requirements for electrical installations with your direct buried ethernet cable and I wouldn't worry too much ...


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You're allowed to overpack it to practical fill limits, but only if it's pure comms cables. NO PoE. See NEC 820.110 and 830.110. Your peril if you overfill it is you'll have to pull so hard you rend the cables, or they'll chafe and tear at burrs in the conduit. But on datacomm cables, it doesn't create a safety problem. As soon as you put any power in ...


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Go to the living room and put a 9v battery on one of the pairs of wires. Then with a voltmeter, go through the cables in that closet one by one until you find the one that measures 9v across that pair of wires.


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Depending upon what you want to do, there are several ways to accomplish your goal. You can get an ethernet to coax adapter which will allow you to use the cable to connect between two adapters. You will then have ethernet in the garage, and can choose from a variety of devices to stream TV, music, provide internet, etc. You will likely also want a small ...


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Assuming you don't already have ethernet available in the garage, you COULD use a pair of MoCA adapters to use the coax for ethernet. Beyond that, the two magic terms you'll need to Google for are "FXO" and "FXS". A FXO VoIP gateway is basically a VoIP server that's connected to a telephone line. A FXS VoIP interface is basically a VoIP client that uses a ...


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POTS (analog phone) is very undemanding, so long as you respect its nature. It's dependent on a DC connection, so any sort of "transformer" like converter will screw it up. Odds are excellent that simply connecting one phone wire to the center and the other to the shield will work, despite the cable being unusual. This is, of course, also the inexpensive ...


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