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Wireless Signal Weak - Tap into Outside Box Coax Cable and Convert to RJ45 Somehow?

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Wireless Signal Weak - Tap into Outside Box Coax Cable and Convert to RJ45 Somehow?

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Garage PC is too far away from Verizon Wireless Router MI424WR.

The cable from the underground comes in at the garage and is tantalizingly close!

Can a 75 ohm video type splitter be installed at the garage and some sort of converter box be installed at that point to convert the signal and provide a hardwire connection to the network card in the garage PC?

If possible, does Verizon have this converter for a reasonable cost or can you recommend an alternative?

Can an extra STB from Verizon be installed and use the "ETHERNET" RJ45 connector on the rear panel?

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@GaragePC wrote:

The cable from the underground comes in at the garage and is tantalizingly close!


The underground cable is fiber.  You can't tap into that. 

 


@GaragePC wrote:

Can a 75 ohm video type splitter be installed at the garage and some sort of converter box be installed at that point to convert the signal and provide a hardwire connection to the network card in the garage PC?


Yes.  You can tap into the coax coming out of the ONT and use a MOCA bridge to provide an ethernet connection in the garage.

See the following FAQ:

Can I get an ethernet connection in a room with only coax

  


@GaragePC wrote:

If possible, does Verizon have this converter for a reasonable cost or can you recommend an alternative?


VZ does not sell MOCA bridges.  See the above FAQ for sources of MOCA bridges.

 


@GaragePC wrote:

Can an extra STB from Verizon be installed and use the "ETHERNET" RJ45 connector on the rear panel?


No.  The RJ45 connection on the STB is not active.

 

 


 

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