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post #1 of 8
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Ok I'm going to explain this the best I can.

I have a router/modem from Verizon and I'm using one of the ports for my pc. The router/modem is in the living room and my pc is in my room on the other side of the house. When we first moved into the house they ran an Ethernet cord through the walls and under the carpet in my room. The Ethernet cable in my room is a bit short and I'm trying to find an affordable device to extend it. What I want to do is

Ethernet cable > Ethernet adapter/extender ? > then another Ethernet cord to plug into the back of my pc.

I've been doing research and idk the name of a device to do this. I mean I guess I can use a switch but if rather have what I explained previously, if possible...


Thanks ocn.
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post #2 of 8
You mean something like this?
http://www.amazon.ca/Belkin-R6G089-S-RJ45-Inline-Coupler/dp/B00004Z5KH

Cheap ones you can get at a dollar store.
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Sweet that's exactly it! Thank u. Is there a noticeable degradation ? Or not really ?
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I forget the length at which attenuation occurs with an ethernet cable, but it does happen.
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As long as the cables are made properly, they are good up to about 300ft including extensions.
 
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post #6 of 8
Who knows how well they work. They are just wires stuffed in there. They aren't even twisted in pairs inside of that thing.
 
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post #7 of 8
Just use a switch tongue.gif or if you have an older router, use that (disable DHCP and it's a switch)

Advantage is: you can connect printer, PS, XBOX (i guess), other PC, laptop, etc to it as well... Only need power...


But the above extender will work also wink.gif
   
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Meh all my devices are wireless and the Xbox/ ps3 are hard wired already. I get 60/40 so it's awesome !
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