Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Get it fast with In-store & curbside pickup or same day delivery.

Cable Type

SOLVED
Reply
GBFan
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-19-2012

Cable Type

Message 1 of 4
(1,106 Views)

What type of cable is it that is connected to my modem? It's much thicker than a 75 ohm cable, and white.  Thanks.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
oldguy69
Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎05-07-2012

Re: Cable Type

Message 3 of 4
(1,075 Views)

Actually, I'd say whether RG-59 is good enough or not depends on the length of the run.  RG-6 is less lossy than RG-59.  The longer the run the more difference it makes.

 

You can put the length of the run and type of coax into this calculator and see if the difference in loss is significant:

 

http://arrg.us/pages/Loss-Calc.htm

 

Of course...you can't argue with success.  If it's working, RG-59 is good enough.  🙂

View solution in original post

3 REPLIES 3
Hubrisnxs
Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 5,881
Registered: ‎07-22-2009

Re: Cable Type

Message 2 of 4
(1,083 Views)

it's usually a tri or quad shielded rg59 or rg 6 cable. 

 

tri shield is enough, and rg59 is enough, but quad and rg6 is better. 

oldguy69
Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎05-07-2012

Re: Cable Type

Message 3 of 4
(1,076 Views)

Actually, I'd say whether RG-59 is good enough or not depends on the length of the run.  RG-6 is less lossy than RG-59.  The longer the run the more difference it makes.

 

You can put the length of the run and type of coax into this calculator and see if the difference in loss is significant:

 

http://arrg.us/pages/Loss-Calc.htm

 

Of course...you can't argue with success.  If it's working, RG-59 is good enough.  🙂

View solution in original post

GBFan
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-19-2012

Re: Cable Type

Message 4 of 4
(1,063 Views)

Oldguy / hubris,

   When Verizon set us up originally, the ran what an RG 59 cable (see, I'm teachable) from the box outside, thru the house, and then snuck it thru an ethernet cable 'socket' on the wall and straight to the modem.  I'm headed to Radio shack tomorrow after work to pick up a short length of cable and the right connections.  Thanks so much for the timely reply.  V/r Mark

How-To Videos
 
The following videos were produced by users like you!
   
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.
Covid19


Browse Categories
Categories:
Posts

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.