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badair

@peakinter.net

lan over existing rg lines

My house is already wired with RG for satellite feeds to multiple rooms (now disconnected). I was wondering:

1) Would there be an advantage of using these lines as opposed to using ethernet over power? I am assuming that bandwidth would be greater, but will likely be based on 2).

and

2) How would one use these lines to distribute a lan?

Thanks in advanced,
Bret



LazMan
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Look into MoCa - it's certainly doable; although it isn't cheap for good stuff...

»www.netgear.com/service-provider···ult.aspx



Semaphore
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reply to badair

Back in the day the only thing anyone used was COAX for LAN connectivity. ThinNet, ThickNet etc. Cat5 replaced it because COAX connections could be so very problematic; a problem on a single termination would flatten the entire segment... and troubleshooting was arduous.



Hayward
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reply to badair

Might be a silly question but why MUST it be hardwired and not the much simpler cheaper secured WiFi? (Even if large enough area a repeater might be needed)
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reply to badair

Might want to check out this tread in the networking forum:

»[Connection Sharing] Possible to use DECA BROADBAND ADAPTER with

Before I messed with trying to use coax what about installing Ethernet cabling or using Wi-Fi.

/Tom