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I just moved into a new house and the previous owners had put phone & ethernet jacks in most of the rooms. However, the vast majority of these cables are terminated in "EnQ Home Network" terminals ...
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Single UTP cable for both telephone and network?

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What's wrong with my custom LAN cable?

This question is basically a continuation of this previous question. Never mind, here's the deal: I've made a LAN cable that goes through a wall, but it doesn't work. The cable is roughly 10m/30ft ...
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My LAN cable seems to work (indicator LED lights up) but the computer can't find a connection. What's wrong? Setup: I had to run a network cable from a router in one room to a computer to another ...
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For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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My house is currently in ruins and am building it. While doing so, I wanted to design a home network. My main objectives are surfing and HD streaming. The house is one-level, 100 sq/m (about 300 ...
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ubuntu eth0 not reconnecting after cable unplugged

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 w/ gnome, I have a static IP defined in /etc/network/interfaces When I unplugged my network cable and rebooted, then reconnected the network cable I was not able to connect. ...
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Connecting a home network to the Internet via modem + router

I have a modem and a router (as separate units). I have cable Internet. So far I've only connected one computer via the modem. How do I connect a network via the router?
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Does running multiple coaxial splitters on a single coaxial cable line effect quality of service for cable internet connections? Suppose there are 2-4 splitters between the cable line coming into a ...