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Want to hardwire my PC and Xbox One internet connection...what do I need?

#21HydroCannabinolPosted 12/11/2013 12:48:38 PM
mdog30001 posted...
You can also use your telephone lines extra cable pairs if you want (I did it). Telephone's use Cat5 cable, but only use one or two of the pairs, leaving you with 2 more pairs (enough to carry internet). Go into the telephone socket and splice out the two extra pairs into a new ethernet head. You can then go to your telephone terminal (mine was in the basement) and connect the router through these lines. That way you can get hard line ethernet in every room.
Here's a tutorial
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-House-Run-both-ethernet-and-phone-over-/


Don't do this.
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#22BilliePilgrimPosted 12/11/2013 12:52:59 PM(edited)
I didn't even know those power line adapters were a thing. Seems like the simplest solution listed so far.

I'm really curious how they work though. Power lines are a pretty awful medium for high frequency signals. Based on what I'm reading, they put the signal on a unique carrier wave and filter out the noise on the other end, but then others state that each company has their own method.

mdog30001 posted...
You can also use your telephone lines extra cable pairs if you want (I did it). Telephone's use Cat5 cable, but only use one or two of the pairs, leaving you with 2 more pairs (enough to carry internet). Go into the telephone socket and splice out the two extra pairs into a new ethernet head. You can then go to your telephone terminal (mine was in the basement) and connect the router through these lines. That way you can get hard line ethernet in every room.
Here's a tutorial
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-House-Run-both-ethernet-and-phone-over-/

Don't do this.
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