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Unless your wall and modem are a really really really long distance from each other (250' or more), it would be an unnecessary waste of wire, room, and money (if it costs). RG11 wire is not very flexible, and a bit thicker than RG6, so it's harder to run as well.

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  • i agree with the comment, "...it would be an unnecessary waste of wire, room, and money (if it costs). RG11 wire is not very flexible, and a bit thicker than RG6, so it's harder to run as well.", but for the other commentors - you can just put an rg11 connector on the rg11 and it screws onto ANY f-81..

    2011-07-07 19:41:56

  • Another reason not to bother: quality of signal is a function of the worst/weakest section of cable. If the entire run isnt higher quality, then only if you KNOW you have the big signal drop due to length of THAT run is it possibly going to help.

    2011-06-15 11:37:08

  • Not only is the entire cable much thicker, the F-81s (bulkhead connectors) on the wallplates and CPEs (customer premise equipment) are not built to receive that thick of a center conductor. Connecting a feedthrough style connector where the centerconductor feeds through will result in damage to these interfaces.

    2009-06-11 19:24:09



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