Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

LAN & WAN Basics

Coax Panels & Outside Runs

Terminating the coax patch panels was easy in comparison to the data and phone panels because I didn't need to have the coaxes grouped in any particular way. The main issue here was dealing with the stiffness of four to six RG 6 coaxes when it came time to screw the plate down to the outlet box. I found that having plenty of slack in the coax cables was a big help and that I was glad that I had used releasable cable ties! Figures 9 and 10 show the coax panels before and after termination.

Modified boxes mounted
Figure 9: Modified boxes

(click image to enlarge)
Finished Coax patch panel
Figure 10: Finished Coax
patch panel

With the inside work done, it was time to get my outside connections done. My electrician had also installed three CAT5e and four RG 6 runs between the patch panel drop area inside and the outside wall that had been designated for the telco demarc box and entry point for my satellite dish cables. I actually had only wanted two CAT5e cables, but figured the extra run the electrician installed by mistake would come in handy at some point.

I came out to the house one day and found that the local telco had installed service. I had intended to do the connection to the demarc box myself, but found that the installer had connected up all three CAT5e cables he found lying on the ground! No harm done here, since the cables hadn't been connected inside, so I just left them all connected. At least this way, the ends were out of the weather and out of harm's way of the lawn mower and curious pets.

More Basics

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Yesterday I installed the Kamoj v5 add-on with my Voxel firmware v1. I had some trouble with the addin and wanted to remove it by reinstallin...
If someone is using this on their local machine on the network, is there anyway of forcing them to use my dns servers or blocking it?
I’m hoping for some insight so I can clarify in my own head. Please bear with me. Both are methods of securing my LAN, both mitigate a dynamic WAN IP ...
Would this work?nvram set FORCE_AUTO_UPGRADE=nnvram commitrebootCC
First of all I love the ax1100. I have had it about a week but my sons Playstation was getting a week signal in his basement room. I got the rtac68u t...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3