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Basement to first floor wiring for HTPC

In my current house, my plasma TV hangs on a TV stand where my router and HTPC (CETON-based system) sits underneath. All of the wiring is just routed through the back of the TV stand and all is well. ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I use this home ethernet wiring box?

I have just moved into a new home and there appear to be ethernet lines running to several rooms, all converging in a wiring box. However, I can't figure out how to make this thing work properly. ...
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2answers
812 views

Using a punch down tool with an Ethernet face plate

I recently purchased the tool that can be seen below and it was described as a wire cutter and punch down tool. I can't figure how to use it as a punch down tool. Does anyone have any idea how to ...
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2answers
756 views

Network corruption - corrupt downloads, corrupt streams, etc

I've been having some problems with my home LAN. Downloaded executables won't run, my remote desktop sessions keep getting interrupted due to encryption errors, flash video streams show visible ...
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6answers
12k views

convert home phone wiring to Ethernet

can i convert phone wiring in walls to act as only Ethernet network cause the phone wiring is not in use and not connected to the phone company so there is no voltage in the wires i remove the wall ...
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8answers
1k views

Home Networking Questions

I'm looking to wire my home with CAT-X (where X is probably going to be CAT-6, unless someone can convince me differently. ;) ). I'm seeking advice on what equipment I'll need for the job, and any ...
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4answers
252 views

Ethernet run tests green but won't connect

I have a single ethernet run at home that I just added. I have a cable tester that tests for pin/pair crossover or miswired pins. The entire line tests green (all 4 LEDs light up green on the tester) ...
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3answers
1k views

I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
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9answers
1k views

Can CAT5 stand outside weather?

I have a very good network ethernet in my basement, so I was thinking of extending a CAT5 cable from the DSL router to the second floor where my office is. I can only pass that cable from the outside ...
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9answers
4k views

“Modern” Ethernet over coax

So, I've just bought a house. It's reasonably new - built in the early '00s. One of the features that got built in was a cable TV drop in every room. The cabling is gorgeous - there's even a wiring ...
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2answers
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Cat 5e cable is dead?

I just moved into a house with extensive structured wiring cat 5e and RG6 in each room. The Leviton structured media cabinet only had telephone punchdown bridges, so I got a bunch of Leviton Cat5e ...