Is there a faq for cat cable to coax tv?
Is there a faq for cat cable to coax tv? I made the mistake of going into Frys looking for Cat 6 or similar cable to cable tv connectors, and they looked at me like I was from Mars.
My home has Cat (5?) or better cable run through the attic, to junction boxes for several rooms. The Cat5/6 cable runs from the cable tv company's box outside (I am not sure if the house attic wiring has cat5, cat5e, or cat6, etc.. so I cannot tell specifically which one I have). It works very well, I get the Internet, which I feed though a router. I take the tv signal, which connects though the cable tv box, through cat cables, to cat to tv coax converters on wall plates. I then screw on my tv coax wires and plugs to the coax connectors on the wallplates. I currently run several computers, internet, and several HDTV's.
I just want to add another cat 6 cable (just going from cat 5 or better to cat 6, so that in the future, if the house requires it, it will have more cat 6 upgrades, if ever needed.) in any case, I could just match the current cat version, no biggie. But am adding another cat cable for another room that was not wired, and want to take that added cat from a junction box in the attic and run it to a cat to tv coax wall plate with connector down through another wall, from the attic junction boxes. So, I can add some more Internet and TV cable connectors to the kitchen.
So, I am looking for a place to buy some more cat 6 (or whatever cat version), a connector for the cat to tv coax, and the wallplate with the cat-to-coax for the tv. I can find the cat cable anywhere,, but it was the connectors I could not find, and Frys said they have no such connectors. They only had BNC connectors. Morons.
I know I can buy wallplates anywhere, and straight through connectors.
Again, I just want the connectors that have cat6 on one side, and comes out the tv coax on the other. I am considering modular, but some places really rape you on price for these cheap parts.
I would have just bought them at Frys if they had them and treated me like I was human.