CABLE/INTERNET/TV - What needs to be installed?
Hi. My friend currently has Charter with a cable plan, and they have Verizon phone with DSL internet. They are thinking about getting one o those all in one packages, but were worried that the new equipment needed would have to be installed, thus having to drill holes in the floors, run wires, etc.
They currently have a cable line directly into their living room by the TV, and they have phone lines throughout the house already installed. It's a single family house, with basement.
I was trying to tell them that all the existing holes/lines could be used, or in the least, rather than drilling a hole through their floor, they could use the wall and put a jack.
They got some bad info from another friend who did have trouble, party because they were living in an apartment. But my friend is a single family house, no one living below, so running wires under carpets, etc. will not be needed.
Any info will be greatly appreciated. They want to get away from DSL, but are worried Charter is going to come and put holes everywhere with wires running out of every wall.
You are correct. All the existing phone lines will be used by Charter phone as well. The only new line they will run is to your friend's computer where the DSL modem resides today. This may require one new hole, depending on the situation and the installer. They generally won't fish a whole new line to an existing wall plate though. If you already have coax going to that plate and a place for a new line to tie in, the installer will generally do that.
Thanks mdavej- Actually, the computer is an iMac with WiFi, so the computer doesn't need to be near the modem/router. The cable box is already in the living room, so I was thinking having the modem (or modem/router) there was well. I would prefer a standard modem, and then I can add an AirPort Extreme wireless router to that. I don't like the modem/router combos much.
|reply to furi0usbee |
there need someplace to place phone modom depending on your house whats on the opposite side of the phone box outside as you come into your house is it easily accessable etc
|reply to furi0usbee |
I think what zed is trying to say is you also need a phone jack near the modem. Otherwise a new phone line will have to be run from the modem to either another jack or the main phone junction box in order to tie in with the phone system.