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Coax cable...

do you have about 20 ft. laying around or do you know a good local place that has competitive prices? I looked at Radio Shack and they are very expensive compared to the stuff sold on Ebay. I don't really want to wait for an order if someone had some they weren't using. We have wireless at the house but it sucks, so we are going to hard wire it to our cable internet and I need to run a new cable where we have our new computer set up. Let me know how much if you are willing to sell me some. I need the screw on connectors please.


I am in FW and can pick it up anywhere close to FW.

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You should probably specify that you need RG6 for your cable modem, so people won't be offering you the standard RG58/59 grade stuff. And you can go to Altex Electronics and get a roll of it or have a specific length cut if you can't find a donor. Also try http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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I've got a box of it at the house , but I'm in Sachse.
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You should probably specify that you need RG6 for your cable modem, so people won't be offering you the standard RG58/59 grade stuff. And you can go to Altex Electronics and get a roll of it or have a specific length cut if you can't find a donor. Also try http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
I have plain-jane coax cable hooking up my internet to my other cable and it works fine. What is the issue with using regular coax cable?

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I have plain-jane coax cable hooking up my internet to my other cable and it works fine. What is the issue with using regular coax cable?
RG58/59 is typically used for baseband transmission and short throws. RG6 is heavy shielded for long cable throws and designed for cable modems/Satellite TV. It is the standard for all Satellite TV.

If you compare the width of the cable jacket and copper thickness between the two you'll see a striking difference. They both use the standard F connector. If you are going to run a long cable length, save yourself the headache and get RG6. They are less susceptible to electrical noise interference and signal attenuation.

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RG58/59 is typically used for baseband transmission and short throws. RG6 is heavy shielded for long cable throws and designed for cable modems/Satellite TV. It is the standard for all Satellite TV.

If you compare the width of the cable jacket and copper thickness between the two you'll see a striking difference. They both use the standard F connector. If you are going to run a long cable length, save yourself the headache and get RG6. They are less susceptible to electrical noise interference and signal attenuation.
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On a 20' run you don't need RG6, you'll be fine w/ standard stuff. I have some leftover sans connectors from when FIOS was installed and it's white. I'd be willin to ship if you can wait or pass through N Garland sometime.





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On a 20' run you don't need RG6, you'll be fine w/ standard stuff. I have some leftover sans connectors from when FIOS was installed and it's white. I'd be willin to ship if you can wait or pass through N Garland sometime.
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I have plain-jane coax cable hooking up my internet to my other cable and it works fine. What is the issue with using regular coax cable?
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Paladin, I got what you need. If you are near South FW/Crowley area...PM me, I have plenty and put my own compression connecters on.

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I'm not trying to start and argument here, but generally speaking isn't coax shared media? Meaning not CS/CDMA type media. Splitters are splitters, not any sort of device that intelligently distributes the signal it receives.

So if you're running the lower end cables, that may or may not be cheaply made then you risk issues on a cheaply made/installed cable causing issues with other segments. I understand in this case we're talking about the MOCA type or similars standards and not network. However, I think the concept would still apply to use the same cabling types throughout if at all possible. If for no other reason but to reduce the risk of problems on the overall segment.

I concur that you're likely okay with whatever you put in there. I would just advise to start now on putting better cables in, it's one less you'll down the line if you decide to upgrade. Also, I noticed some on-site troubleshooters will whine at some people running cheaper cables to their CPE. At least in reference to FIOS, to clarify.

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Paladin, I got what you need. If you are near South FW/Crowley area...PM me, I have plenty and put my own compression connecters on.
TX Redneck has offered to help me out. If he can't do it then I will hollar at you. I live in SW FW in the Candleridge area so I am close to you.

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I'm not trying to start and argument here, but generally speaking isn't coax shared media? Meaning not CS/CDMA type media. Splitters are splitters, not any sort of device that intelligently distributes the signal it receives.

So if you're running the lower end cables, that may or may not be cheaply made then you risk issues on a cheaply made/installed cable causing issues with other segments. I understand in this case we're talking about the MOCA type or similars standards and not network. However, I think the concept would still apply to use the same cabling types throughout if at all possible. If for no other reason but to reduce the risk of problems on the overall segment.

I concur that you're likely okay with whatever you put in there. I would just advise to start now on putting better cables in, it's one less you'll down the line if you decide to upgrade. Also, I noticed some on-site troubleshooters will whine at some people running cheaper cables to their CPE. At least in reference to FIOS, to clarify.

This will be my 2nd computer hooked up by standard cable. The first one has been hooked up that way for over 4 years at this house with no problems, so I am okay staying with this cable for the new computer. I appreciate the information though.

The stuff the cable compnany is running from the outside source into my house is what I call standard cable anyway, so putting high end stuff all through the house doesn't make sense if the stuff coming in is standard.

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TX Redneck has offered to help me out. If he can't do it then I will hollar at you. I live in SW FW in the Candleridge area so I am close to you.
Just hollar if you do, you are right, I am not far from you.. maybe a couple of miles at most.

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Hey Paladin, if he's gonna give you the cable w/ compression connectors, it wouldn't hurt my feelins one bit if you got it from him. Whatever you prefer if fine by me. I won't have the pretty connectors though, my Father in-law is out of them but you're still welcome to the cable if you want/need it.

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Hey Paladin, if he's gonna give you the cable w/ compression connectors, it wouldn't hurt my feelins one bit if you got it from him. Whatever you prefer if fine by me. I won't have the pretty connectors though, my Father in-law is out of them but you're still welcome to the cable if you want/need it.

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compression connectors arent cheap!
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I PMed you back before seeing your previous post so if it doesn't work out, I'm gonna get me some crimp on connectors this evening anyhow and I'll have the crimpers as well if it doesn't pan out w/ Mirefire.

Just call me at the number in my PM reply, it's much easier for me.

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I PMed you back before seeing your previous post so if it doesn't work out, I'm gonna get me some crimp on connectors this evening anyhow and I'll have the crimpers as well if it doesn't pan out w/ Mirefire.

Just call me at the number in my PM reply, it's much easier for me.

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Okay, I will call if it doesn't work out with Mirefire. I really appreciate the response guys!

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This will be my 2nd computer hooked up by standard cable. The first one has been hooked up that way for over 4 years at this house with no problems, so I am okay staying with this cable for the new computer. I appreciate the information though.

The stuff the cable compnany is running from the outside source into my house is what I call standard cable anyway, so putting high end stuff all through the house doesn't make sense if the stuff coming in is standard.
Fair enough. Networks/systems like this are only as good as their weakest link/component anyway.

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Correct... the tool cost me $75 if I remember correctly and the ends were like $15 for a bag of 25 or 50...don't remember

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Thanks to Mirefire (David) I now have enough coax cable to run the line. It was really nice meeting you David.

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