Home audio & video forum: Need 75 ft coaxial cable for internet. What's the best kind?

by: General_Disarray March 19, 2011 8:29 AM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Need 75 ft coaxial cable for internet. What's the best kind?

by General_Disarray - 3/19/11 8:29 AM

Short version: I need to extend my current coaxial from my modem by about 60ft, what type of cable should I buy so that I don't experience a slower internet connection?

Full story: We need to move the room that our internet modem is in because my wife and I are expecting in April, and she wants the current computer room to be a baby room.

We rent a basement from our landlady who lives upstairs, and the home is pretty old. There are no cable outlets anywhere, it's currently rigged where someone before us drilled a small hole between the edge of a window frame and the foundation and then re-caulked it and thats where the external wire comes in and connects to a modem. Comcast said they aren't allowed to drill through foundation like that anymore, and I'm not comfortable (even if I had permission from landlady) attempting the same set-up through the other room's window on my own.

So, basically, I'm considering just getting a long, 50-75ft coaxial and running it along the ceiling with tacks into the new room. What is the best type of cable to purchase for this purpose in terms of most negligible signal degradation?

It just connects to a modem for internet.. we don't have cable television. I already have a wireless router that we use with laptops, ipods, etc., and while I have a wireless card in my desktop PC, I want the physical connection so I can enjoy the full speed I pay for and not lose a bunch of it.

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close