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How to Convert Coax to Cat 5

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial-to-CAT5 converter
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Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.