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Can I re-terminate coaxial as ethernet?

Hello,

Let me start by saying I'm not really an IT admin so this may be a stupid question. I know just enough to be dangerous. Happy

Although I'm not an IT admin, I help my wife's company with tech because I'm fairly techy. She just moved in to a new office that's in the ground floor of a residential building. When they were doing the buildout I requested ethernet runs with RJ45 ports in each room. Instead, they installed a coaxial F-series connector in each room (like for residential cable).

Is it possible to hire someone to re-terminate the coaxial ports as RJ45 and just use the existing cable runs or would they need to pull new Cat6 cable?

Obviously I'm not going to try doing this myself, but any guidance is greatly appreciated so I know what I'm asking for when I start calling LAN installers.

Thanks!
Morgan

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I've not heard "terminate" in awhile for LANS
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The cost of coax to network (RJ45) is prohibitive.

It's not cheap. I think you should review your contract and agreements and if they don't honor the contract you have a legal issue.

Is WiFi a fix for this one? I know we don't wire as much as we used to at the offices.

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I agree. Here's the cheapest method of coax to ethernet
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coaxial as ethernet

Hi,
I know it's very disappointing for you. But, I have a solution for your problem. You can use coaxial to ethernet adapter for coaxial F-series connector to use ethernet at your office. There are many coaxial to ethernet adapter available in the market. You can buy one of the suitable adapters for your office. If you are confused and want to need more information on the coax to ethernet adapter click here.

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Re: coax

What's on the other end of the coax-cable? A working connection with an ISP?

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