How to Convert Coax to Cat 5

Written by bryan roberts
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Coaxial cable is used to transfer data from cable companies to coaxial ports in your home. The coaxial signal can be converted to a Category 5 cable signal for connection to modems and other networking equipment. In order to convert the signal, you need only the proper equipment.

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Things you need

  • Coaxial-to-CAT5 converter

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  1. 1

    Connect one end of your CAT5 cable to the CAT5 (squarish) port on the converter.

  2. 2

    Connect the other end of the CAT5 cable to the CAT5 input port on your device.

  3. 3

    Connect the coaxial end of your converter to your coaxial device.

  4. 4

    Turn your modem on. The modem will indicate that it is receiving a signal.

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