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    Pre installed coax cable… but I need cat5!

    by lanzafame ·


    Hi there,
    Please could someone help me? I’m still learning about this stuff, but being broke am trying to avoid calling someone out.

    I have a 30m coax cable running from a garden out-house to the front of the main property where its not currently connected to anything.

    I want to get internet in the out-house so my plan was to pass the coax cable into the main property and connect the coax cable to the yellow LAN-out in back of (Vodafone) modem. This in theory will send internet to out-house. But its the wrong connection (BNC, not RJ45)

    Confusingly, the outhouse has a cat6 wall box in which this coax cable is resting but obviously not attached as its the wrong box.

    So – on either end I have cat5/6 connections (back of modem and garden outhouse) BUT i have a coax cable running between them.

    I’ve seen simple, small adapters BNC -RJ45 but will these suffice? Any suggestions gratefully received!


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      Re: adapter

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Pre installed coax cable… but I need cat5!

      If I look at the available adapters and converters I get the strong impression that the cheap adapters are meant to transport video and that you need a much more expensive set to transport internet signals.

      If noone here has a definite opinion, better ask the shop before you buy something.

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      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Pre installed coax cable… but I need cat5!

      RJ45 to COAX and back for networking is not cheap enough. At 30 meters we lay down the usual Ethernet cable and we are done.

      Remember I won’t detail this because it’s been asked and answered thousands of times. I can’t know your install issues but for me I would pick up a suitable ready to use direct burial cable and have this solved in minutes. I can bury it as I have time.

      Example under 30 dollar direct burial cable

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