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Do you need a Coaxial cable for internet?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    jds63 you most likely have a eMTA which allows digital phone service. We call them "Gateways", which is a generic term for them. Yes in reality the unit contains multiple interfaces, but using Gateway instead of Router is better. You find some of the old timers that will call a Router as a "Firewall".
    Thanks for info, i have Verizon FIOS i do have digital phone service and TV with them, all i know this one uses a coax to feed signal to it.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This info may or may not be helpful.

    I get internet from Comcast via coaxial TV cable.
    Coaxial cable is hooked up to the cable modem.
    An ethernet cable leads from the modem to the back of the computer.

    The old tv cable is tacked to the base of the baseboards along the wall.
    At the front door they unscrewed the metal door-base & passed the cable under it & replaced it & continued on along the wall with it.

    Of course, wireless is an option.
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  3. #13


    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Thanks for info, i have Verizon FIOS i do have digital phone service and TV with them, all i know this one uses a coax to feed signal to it.
    Fios is a unique critter. Coax for tv, Cat-5e for Ethernet. All fed from the outside Fiber Terminal.
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  4. #14


    Central IL
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    David I always vote for Wireless. With N & AC, you have the ability of having just as good speeds or better, than being hard connected with just a 10/100 Ethernet port.

    The only things in my house that are hardwired is the two Access Points, anything that does Streaming Media, and two Security Cameras. That does not include what I have downstairs with all of the networking gear. All other stuff is Wireless-n only. Some older legacy gear that requires Wireless-b/g is on its own Access Point.
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  5. #15


    San Jose - California
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    You clearly stated that you want to move all equipments to another room.
    1. You must connect the coaxial cable to the modem to connect to your ISP using the MAC ID (media access control address) on the bottom the modem which your ISP can identify who you are and allow you to connect to the outside world with the speed you've subscribed for.
    2. The simple way to establish this is to re-run the coaxial cable to the other room.
      - If the rooms share the same wall then it would be easy to drill a hole and either use a cable splitter to run an extra cable connection or use the same cable.
      - If they don't share the wall then you can run thru the attic or from outside. You might have to get an electrician to do it if you are not a handy man.


    The alternative suggested above does not answer your question. In addtition:
    1. Ethernet over Power line which uses your existing electrical wire in your home to transfer signal. However, it will only work correctly if the elctrical wire is on the same circuit (Same breaker) and your equipments are still reside in the old room.
    2. Wireless vs Hard wired: There's no way that wireless will be better than hard wired. There are some variables to get a decent speed with wireless:
      - You must have an N-adapter and and N-Router to get the speed UP TO between 600-900 mpbs. And also depend on the distance between router and your PC and not counting most devices in your home are using 2.4GHZ and sometimes interfere with each others resulting in drop of signal.
      - The suggestion above assume you have 10/100 mbps network adapter. What if you have 10/100/1000 mbps ? To run at 1000 mbps, you'd also need a 1Gbps router.
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  6. #16


    N.Y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Thanks for info, i have Verizon FIOS i do have digital phone service and TV with them, all i know this one uses a coax to feed signal to it.
    Fios is a unique critter. Coax for tv, Cat-5e for Ethernet. All fed from the outside Fiber Terminal.
    Yes it is, fiber to house. They have faster speeds then this...

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  7. #17


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    topgundcp the information you posted about the Ethernet over Power adapters is incorrect. The new ones do not require being on the same leg or same branch circuit. The longer the distance you are from the other, your speeds will vary.

    As for Wifi, Wireless-n for the majority will only be two channels, unless you opt for one. Majority of the people with Internet Service do not even go with 50mbps or higher, unless they are gamers, or have a lot of people in the house that love to stream.

    His ISP already has the information on the modem, so why would he need to give it them again.

    I have had no issues with using Wireless-n in my house. The speeds are the same when we are 75' away from the house. It all depends on the equipment you are using, in how good of quality the connection you get.
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