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New Home networking via cable?
I was just reading about a house for sale where every room was wired for cable. Is there any current technology that could use that for home networking?

The "easy" way is to just put a cable modem in each room, but I don't think your ISP would like multiple modems on your line. But with more houses wired for cable than for CAT5 (or CAT6), someone has to be doing this, right?
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Drew
New Wireless is still cheaper
sounds like you are looking for is a MOCA solution (multimedia over coaxial) and they are still a bit pricey. Looking at about 150-200 per room from what I've seen (looked at it a bit cause my house is wired that way). You could set up wireless with a repeater and be much less expensive.
Sure, understanding today's complex world of the future is a little like having bees live in your head. But...there they are.
New Gah! Chasing sunk costs is teh stoopid
Just because it's already there doesn't mean it's cheaper than a different solution from scratch. Repeaters are clearly the fyoocha.
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Drew
New Well...
...if they ran the coax well...you could always use it as a pull for ethernet cable :-)

Also, don't know about the fyoocha...as I set my dad's place up like that in the distant past.
Sure, understanding today's complex world of the future is a little like having bees live in your head. But...there they are.
New Ethernet over coax
http://en.wikipedia....thernet_over_coax

The first Ethernet stuff was done over coax cable. It's old technology. There apparently are boxes that let you do the same thing now.

http://www.google.co...sa=N&hl=en&tab=wf

Dunno if it's compatible with various splitters in normal homes, etc., though.

HTH.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Whoops, was supposed to be in "Networking"
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Drew
New get some old school hubs
Any opinions expressed by me are mine alone, posted from my home computer, on my own time as a free American and do not reflect the opinions of any person or company that I have had professional relations with in the past 55 years. meep
New Yes... but NO.
Don't do it. "cable" is 75 Ohm... 10Base2 == 50 Ohm and its a chain not a star and break breaks the network. and It sucks. If you run new cable... just run 4 pair.

Its far better to run copper 4 pair CAT5e/6.

Unless you are going to do 802.11N.

Do 802.11N, put a card in your computers or make sure your laptop speaks it.

The Multimedia over cable stuff works but is pricey and still in transition.
New Coax sucks
Remember arcnet? No, probably not? Trust me. Just cap it and move on.
New Arcnet...
You could almost use barbed wire for it and it would work... When I worked for a small computer company, we had a 21,000 foot run that worked at 1.8Mbps.

It was near perfect for long runs... but the token passing sucked and the limit on the number of nodes per network... and then you'd have to have a "routing node" that had to have special IPXs to be compiled to support the routing... and it could only do that and was dedicated to that.

Oh never mind.
New little big lan.... very nice int 14 redirector
Any opinions expressed by me are mine alone, posted from my home computer, on my own time as a free American and do not reflect the opinions of any person or company that I have had professional relations with in the past 55 years. meep
     Home networking via cable? - (drook) - (10)
         Wireless is still cheaper - (beepster) - (2)
             Gah! Chasing sunk costs is teh stoopid - (drook) - (1)
                 Well... - (beepster)
         Ethernet over coax - (Another Scott)
         Whoops, was supposed to be in "Networking" -NT - (drook)
         get some old school hubs -NT - (boxley)
         Yes... but NO. - (folkert)
         Coax sucks - (crazy) - (2)
             Arcnet... - (folkert) - (1)
                 little big lan.... very nice int 14 redirector -NT - (boxley)

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