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Amissville, VA
reply to mhowie

Re: Just bought a home- what does this wiring mean?

Looks like Cable comes in (silver spliter) and cables attached go to other rooms. _the Loose rg6 are wires to other room locations.

The Cat5 is for phone / the way it looks the Phone (rg11) is the main feed and the cat 5 is all plugged into allow the Voice path to each jack.

What you need to Do is look outside and see how many RG6 you having coming into the panel. One for Cable modem (placed inside the box /Attach a Router/ unplug the cat5's and plug them into the router as needed (for wired connections to rooms) or Wireless Router may work also.

Dish Installer will have to run his RG6 from the Dish to the panel box then connect to the rg6 in the box.* only if not enough pre-wire to outside is there.