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#146519 20-May-2014 15:15
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Anyone have experience of this?  I could use some advice on it.

In our next house there is no data cabling installed.  One bedroom is used a lot for online gaming, and is located on a different level and at the opposite end of the house from where the router and wifi will be.  I think this room ideally needs a wired connection to the router.  Wireless is an option but the signal will only ever be average.

I'm going to see if someone can run a line, but in the absence of such a miracle my back up plan is EoC.

There is a coax cable carrying satellite signal to that room the house was built 4 years ago and the coax was professionally installed by a Freeview installer.  It's specified as quad shielded RG6.  I can get a Cat6 cable run to the satellite splitter quite easily. 

On that basis I think I could disconnect the correct coax cable from the splitter and use it for ethernet with pair of these adapters: -

But I've struggled to find info availability of this gear in NZ.  So I have bunch of questions: -

- Is it legal (seems to require no power source not even PoE)?
- Will it work on RG6 cable?
- Is 100Mbps fast enough for online gaming e.g. league of legends, minecraft?
- What am I missing, this seems to easy and simple - where is the rigmarole hiding?


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  #1049910 20-May-2014 17:06
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If you're disconnecting satellite service from the coax in mind, you should get away with adaptors like those.

If there is a satellite hookup present, make sure the one's you use are compatible with the 12-18v DC on the wire that powers the LNB on the dish or you may run the risk of toasting your satellite receiver.

As for the comment on the old 10Base2: That was half-duplex designed to run on 50ohm coax with T connectors and 50ohm terminators at each end not 75ohm cable, although I got away with some 75ohm short cable until I noticed the transceiver on the card got way to warm back in day.

Coax is capable of longer runs than twisted pair too due it's sheilding so EoC is not a bad idea.

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