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Convert RG8U wifi cable to ethernet

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October 13, 2011 4:11:58 PM

Hi
Am trying to patch an RG8U cable from a WiFi dish to an ethernet cable for connection to a router.
Help!
Thanks!
Blessings
Joe
October 13, 2011 7:42:23 PM

I am not sure I understand. . .

The RG8U cable from a WiFi antenna carries radio signals, and must be connected to an external antenna connection on a router.
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October 14, 2011 2:07:54 PM

PhilFrisbie said:
I am not sure I understand. . .

The RG8U cable from a WiFi antenna carries radio signals, and must be connected to an external antenna connection on a router.


Hi
That's exactly what I'm trying to do. Need to connect to a router from the
WiFi antenna with the RG8U lead out.
What type of adapter is needed to make the transition from RG8U to Cat5 or 6? Or what type of connection is needed to connect directly?
Thanks
Joe
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October 14, 2011 2:15:45 PM

PhilFrisbie said:
I am not sure I understand. . .

The RG8U cable from a WiFi antenna carries radio signals, and must be connected to an external antenna connection on a router.


Hi again
Guess it would help to explain that all of my routers have connections
only for CAT5-6.
Is there a router with a connection or plug for RG8U?
Also thought it would be more affordable to run CAT5-6 for any distance
seeing as how the RG8U coming off of the antenna is only 3 ft long.
Thanks
Joe
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October 14, 2011 7:35:54 PM

Again, the GR8U cable is an antenna cable that only carries radio signals to and from the antenna dish. It MUST be connected to a wireless router that has an external antenna connection.

Right off hand I am not aware of a wireless router with an external antenna connection that will connect to your cable.
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October 16, 2011 10:42:17 PM

PhilFrisbie said:
Again, the GR8U cable is an antenna cable that only carries radio signals to and from the antenna dish. It MUST be connected to a wireless router that has an external antenna connection.

Right off hand I am not aware of a wireless router with an external antenna connection that will connect to your cable.


Hi
Thanks for your response.
Was told there is an in line converter to Cat5-6 but have not yet found one.
Thanks again.
Blessings
Joe
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October 16, 2011 11:08:33 PM

RG8U coax cable is for carrying electrical radio signal. Cat5/6 is for data signals.

They CANNOT be directly connected. This is like trying to plug an HDMI cable into the headphone socket of your ipod.

Why do you need to bridge the 2 anyway?
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October 17, 2011 2:21:21 AM

Hi
Thanks for your help.
We live in a rural area without DSL or Cable. As of yesterday we lost our broadband
service which was on a Navini sytem and our provider has switched to MiFi cell.
They are a smaller company and don't have the bandwidth of Verizon for example.
So at the peak calling times the service slows down and sometimes stops.
There is a nearby college and a coffee shop that don't mind if you tap into their
MiFi so that's what I was attempting.
We live on a hill but do have some trees around us which probably means the
cell signal will improve in the winter but fade again with full trees in the spring
and summer.
Thanks again.
Blessings
Joe
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October 17, 2011 12:37:23 PM

Hi
Correction - tap into their WiFi - sorry
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