Ethernet over Coaxial cable wiring

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Well heres the question...

Currently I live in a house with 3 other roommates, 4 bedroom, 2 story house.
We just had att u-verse installed in the living room, which has the router built into it.

wireless is not an option, and we're looking for alternatives to running cat5/6 all over the house and installing drops (landlord has an issue with dropping lines in every room)

So far the only idea I can come up with is using the existing coax cable that is already in every room in the house, but I cant find any good articles on it, the only one i've found so far is over 6 years old...

anyone have any ideas and/or suggestions ?

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You can do this using Baluns, but the balun has to match the 75ohm coax you probably have.

Most ethernet baluns are 100ohm ThinNet.  

Keep in mind that if you do this, it'll only be HALF DUPLEX, and will probably only work at 10 Megabit/second.

Also, you cannot have any splitters in there.... The coax must be point to point.


not what i wanted to hear.. but its the truth none the less :(

ah well, time to start drilling holes for ethernet.


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