Solved how does Comcast go from COAX to CAT5?

December 3, 2014 at 13:27:46
Specs: winxp
how does Comcast go from coax to cat 5?
is it some sort of a software filter embedded on a chip installed in their hardware?
I'm trying to (economically) network my families property which has three homes, a rental, two garages, a shop, an office, and a couple storage sheds over a four acre area.
thankx for any help...

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December 3, 2014 at 13:58:43
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I'm not sure exactly what they use but it would have to be some form of a media converter.

I'm not sure why you think you want to use coax to be completely honest.

Any kind of cabling, be it coax, Cat5/6 or fiber, would have to be physically run between buildings. This means a lot of work and if you want it done right, digging trenches and buying conduit, etc.

A simpler solution would be wireless. To save yourself a lot of work and extra expense you could use point-to-point antennas between buildings. Or, you might be able to get away with a couple of well located omnidirectional antennas to service the whole property.

Deciding which would be the most effective means would require more in-depth knowledge of the size of the property and distance between buildings etc.

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December 4, 2014 at 09:03:23
He's talking about the coax cable that comes from the cable company (Comcast) that provides Television, Broadband and telephone services.

You need a modem or modem/router box to decode the signals coming from the cable. Usually this is provided by Comcast but you can also purchase them from most electronic stores and wave the monthly charge for the box.

Networking all that across 4 acres is going to be a little tricky. And Comcast, so they say, will only provide setup for 1 modem on each cable line so if you want TV at several locations, you're probably going to have to pay for them to setup a cable at each location.

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December 4, 2014 at 12:33:25
Sorry but Comcast will not bring in additional cables. They will just string more modems off the same cable. I have three of them in my server room on one cable which is why I know this.

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