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September 17, 2013 8:48:30 AM

I have parts on the way for a new computer build, but was wondering where I could buy a short(under 5') coaxial Internet cable to re-connect my modem and router in a different location in my house. Right now they are connected by a 20 foot or so line into a splitter in the basement, but I would like to move my setup up a floor and won't need that long of a cable. What should I buy? I am also confused at the many different types of coaxial cables(audio, video, etc.)

Thanks for any help!

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September 17, 2013 8:55:02 AM

My first suggestion would be to simply coil up the excess cable and tie it in place but if you insist on replacing the coax then read the type on the jacket of the cable. I strongly suggest re-thinking this as properly terminating coax is not a task for amateurs.
September 17, 2013 9:10:46 AM

ram1009 said:
My first suggestion would be to simply coil up the excess cable and tie it in place but if you insist on replacing the coax then read the type on the jacket of the cable. I strongly suggest re-thinking this as properly terminating coax is not a task for amateurs.


Properly terminating? So this isn't something I should just unplug. More details please?
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September 17, 2013 9:27:00 AM
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SilmeNumen said:
ram1009 said:
My first suggestion would be to simply coil up the excess cable and tie it in place but if you insist on replacing the coax then read the type on the jacket of the cable. I strongly suggest re-thinking this as properly terminating coax is not a task for amateurs.


Properly terminating? So this isn't something I should just unplug. More details please?


Terminating, as if you were going to buy a bare cable and attach your own ends. You can find a coax, with ends already attached, in just about any length you want.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Coaxial-Digital-Audio...
8 feet, $9.

Be careful, though. Moving/rerouting the cable and ethernet and all that is tricky if you haven't done it before. Study carefully ALL the interconnections and where they go.
September 17, 2013 9:32:31 AM

USAFRet said:
SilmeNumen said:
ram1009 said:
My first suggestion would be to simply coil up the excess cable and tie it in place but if you insist on replacing the coax then read the type on the jacket of the cable. I strongly suggest re-thinking this as properly terminating coax is not a task for amateurs.


Properly terminating? So this isn't something I should just unplug. More details please?


Terminating, as if you were going to buy a bare cable and attach your own ends. You can find a coax, with ends already attached, in just about any length you want.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Coaxial-Digital-Audio...
8 feet, $9.

Be careful, though. Moving/rerouting the cable and ethernet and all that is tricky if you haven't done it before. Study carefully ALL the interconnections and where they go.


Oh, okay! Thank you! Makes so much more sense. With that knowledge, I can do more research and such on moving the cables, modem, etc. again, thanks for the help!
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