Thought I'd toss in that a few years ago a client whose computer I use
for their business insisted on an ether net connection. I had a
temporary room to room strung cable that must have cost at least $25.
Stringing in walls and attic would have been extremely difficult for
this old man so I hired isp, Comcast, to do it and billed the client.
Took the Comcast tech an hour and he did an excellent job and cost was
only $20 and that included the cost of the cable.
Agreed. I have about 250' of cable between my modem and the pole with no
However, every connection can potentially degrade your signal. So try to
minimize connections and splits as much as possible.
In that "word" WiFi, I know the Wi stands for wireless, but what does
the Fi stand for? The only thing I can think of is Fidelity, as in
HiFi, but I kinda doubt that's what it means in WiFi as well.
Does anyone know?
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 1:17:11 PM UTC-5, nestork wrote:
Wiki is your friend:
"The name is a trademark name, and is a play on the audiophile term Hi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network (WLAN)
products that are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Eng
ineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards". "
from the outside interconnection box to the computer. Would I get a
faster connection if the modem is located near the outside box or near
different cable. From the modem to PC it would be Ethernet cable,
unless he opts for USB,
modem and PC,
That's good to hear, Frank. All the Verizon techs who come here in a
parade for the last 2-3 weeks have been top notch. No complaints about
them or their work. But they can't do anything about the companies
priorities when it comes to replacing old cables.
So anyway.... I added a phone to the TWC order. I can't get any
technical info out of the phone folks about splitting it at the outside
box. Just have to wait and talk to the installer - I don' t like doing
it blind so I'm keep asking more dumb questions... LOL!!
The only "boxes" they will install inside are the modem for the internet
connection and a separate modem for the phone. So it if need power,
they will have to run two cables inside.
Today I measured the cable path from the outside box to the computer and
it's about 80 feet. The run from the box to the kitchen will be about
I wanted to install 2 different phone numbers, like I have on the
Verizon, on the one line, but the don't offer that. Said adding another
phone number would be another $39. I didn't think to ask if that was per
month or just for the 2nd modem.....
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 8:11:39 PM UTC-5, Sasquatch Jones wrote:
from the outside interconnection box to the computer. Would I get a faster
connection if the modem is located near the outside box or near the compute
nt cable. From the modem to PC it would be Ethernet cable, unless he opts
ade for the last 2-3 weeks have been top notch. No complaints about them o
r their work. But they can't do anything about the companies priorities wh
en it comes to replacing old cables.
l info out of the phone folks about splitting it at the outside box. Just
have to wait and talk to the installer - I don' t like doing it blind so I'
m keep asking more dumb questions... LOL!!
IDK exactly what you mean by splitting it at the outside box. Split so
that one cable then goes into the house for TV, the other for internet/phon
If that's what you want, I don't see why it can't be done. It's just putti
a splitter outside versus inside. If you mean putting the cable modem gear
outside, I think that's a bad idea and likely impractical. For one thing,
is power going to come from?
connection and a separate modem for the phone.
That's how it's typically done, except many providers have the cable moden
and VOIP gear bundled into one box. Some apparently even offer WIFI in
one unit too.
If you're talking about putting that gear in a box outside, I think
it's a bad idea for the reasons I previously gave. And IDK what kind
of "cables" to power the gear that's normally inside you expect them to run
The cable modem, VOIP gear have a walwart on a 6 ft cord that plugs into
it's about 80 feet. The run from the box to the kitchen will be about 60
, on the one line, but the don't offer that. Said adding another phone num
ber would be another $39. I didn't think to ask if that was per month or ju
st for the 2nd modem.....
If I were you, I'd look at the pricing for the phone service. That $39 a
month number isn't unusual for the phone service from the cable company.
Usually, if you bundle all 3, TV, phone, internet, they give you some reduc
price and they usually have some even lower introductory rate for the first
year. But if you look at getting VOIP phone service separately, in many
cases, it's substantially cheaper. You don't have to use TWC, you can use
any VOIP service. I'd look at Ooma. You can get the box for $100 and afte
that the service for unlimited calls in the US is free, except for taxes,
which run about $3.50 a month. There are other choices for ~$40 a year, eg
MajicJack, Nettalk, etc. I have experience with NetTalk and MajicJack and
would say to stay away from both. Of the two, NetTalk is worse. If you lo
at reviews online, you'll see that. The Ooma reviews look much better
and that is likely what I'm going to next year. You could also try that fo
r your second number to start, especially if it's used for some less critic
"Wireless Fireless". :)
Either that, or it's what I call the lady I married, my Wifi.
As far as I know, the "Fi" is just a carry over from the old High Fidelity
days of stereo systems. I don't think it really refers to anything in the
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