Network cable

  reddwarfcrew 13:59 06 Mar 05
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I want to create a network from my PC upstairs to my lounge.

Now I know I can use a wireless network card, but I'd prefer to have it wired.

I have a standard tv coax cable from the lounge to the loft which I can easily drop into the room upstairs, which is unused. Can I utilise this to carry the signal. If so how?

Thanks.

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  reddwarfcrew 21:00 06 Mar 05

bump.

  bremner 21:02 06 Mar 05

The answer to your question is no.

To network you need cat5 cable, coax will not do the job.

  jg1990 21:03 06 Mar 05

it isn't possible to use tv coax due to it not being of a high enough quality.

To have a wired network you'll have to buy some CAT5e cable, this can usually be bought from B&Q.

Regards, James

  reddwarfcrew 21:08 06 Mar 05

So, has anyone got any experience of how good these wireless units are for getting my mp3's, MPEGs etc from my PC to TV/Stero in my lounge.

There's a few on offer, but I've heard they're not too good when used wirelessly for streaming video.

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