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Will be finally moving into new house with my Leviton structured wiring panel in a couple of weeks!


Couple of questions:


My plan was to ask the cable installer to run a wire directly into the house to my panel where I can then split and send signal to cable modem and then out to rest of house. Prior house had the main splitter on outside of house with a ground wire going to a grounding rod. Where do I ground the cable inside the structured panel? Do I ground to the house electrical ground?


My plan was to also put the cablem modem and the router inside the panel and then connect the utilized Cat5 outlets to the router. Is this the best way or should I have the cable modem out in the office next to the computer and link to the router in the panel and then connect the Cat5 outlets?


Any help or opinions appreciated!
 

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Having the cable modem in your view near the PC can tell you status, etc. by the LEDS. Also a modem and router need ventilation. www.swhowto.com may provide more on this.

The National Electrical Code provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that cable (CATV, or SAT TV RG6) ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, or home on the outside, as close as possible to the point of cable entry as practical. (NEC Article 250, Part H).
 
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