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  1. #1
    jmbamboo@gmail.com
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    extending cable internet

    My neighbor has cable internet service. The local cable company will
    run 320 feet which puts it on my property but it is still another 400
    to 500 feet to my home. How can I extend the cable to my home? I
    can't get DSL and satellite would involve cutting a lot of trees and
    only provides 1mb service. Is it possible? I've tried talking to the
    cable company (no luck) and have searched the net with no luck. I can
    set up a shed with AC power at the point where the cable company will
    run to. I am willing to spend a considerable amount as all I have is
    dialup and I really need high speed for both personal and business
    reasons. Can I extend the cable and use some type repeater? I can
    get 16mb service fromt he cable company so I can stand some
    degradation is speed. Please, any help appreciated.
    Jim in rural Alabama

  2. #2
    $Bill
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    Re: extending cable internet

    jmbamboo@gmail.com wrote:
    > My neighbor has cable internet service. The local cable company will
    > run 320 feet which puts it on my property but it is still another 400
    > to 500 feet to my home. How can I extend the cable to my home? I
    > can't get DSL and satellite would involve cutting a lot of trees and
    > only provides 1mb service. Is it possible? I've tried talking to the
    > cable company (no luck) and have searched the net with no luck. I can
    > set up a shed with AC power at the point where the cable company will
    > run to. I am willing to spend a considerable amount as all I have is
    > dialup and I really need high speed for both personal and business
    > reasons. Can I extend the cable and use some type repeater? I can
    > get 16mb service fromt he cable company so I can stand some
    > degradation is speed. Please, any help appreciated.
    > Jim in rural Alabama


    I would think you would either just pay the CableCo what they charge
    to run the last 4-500' or you could make the run yourself. You could
    trench the distance and lay some PVC and snake a rope inside it in
    preparation for the cable and they might run the 500' for free if you
    had it all ready for them to pull through - the cable doesn't cost
    all that much itself if they won't pay for it and PVC isn't too
    expensive. The digging would be the big part unless you're on a farm
    and already have the equipment to do it.

    Above ground (I wouldn't recommend) you could
    follow whatever you already have running above ground (electrical ?)
    using the same poles, etc.

  3. #3
    Todd H.
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    Re: extending cable internet

    "$Bill" <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> writes:

    > jmbamboo@gmail.com wrote:
    >> My neighbor has cable internet service. The local cable company will
    >> run 320 feet which puts it on my property but it is still another 400
    >> to 500 feet to my home. How can I extend the cable to my home? I
    >> can't get DSL and satellite would involve cutting a lot of trees and
    >> only provides 1mb service. Is it possible? I've tried talking to the
    >> cable company (no luck) and have searched the net with no luck. I can
    >> set up a shed with AC power at the point where the cable company will
    >> run to. I am willing to spend a considerable amount as all I have is
    >> dialup and I really need high speed for both personal and business
    >> reasons. Can I extend the cable and use some type repeater? I can
    >> get 16mb service fromt he cable company so I can stand some
    >> degradation is speed. Please, any help appreciated.
    >> Jim in rural Alabama

    >
    > I would think you would either just pay the CableCo what they charge
    > to run the last 4-500' or you could make the run yourself. You could
    > trench the distance and lay some PVC and snake a rope inside it in
    > preparation for the cable and they might run the 500' for free if you
    > had it all ready for them to pull through - the cable doesn't cost
    > all that much itself if they won't pay for it and PVC isn't too
    > expensive. The digging would be the big part unless you're on a farm
    > and already have the equipment to do it.
    >
    > Above ground (I wouldn't recommend) you could
    > follow whatever you already have running above ground (electrical ?)
    > using the same poles, etc.


    FWIW, the drop bury I've seen done in two different subdivisions here
    used a team of 3 guys with landscape shovels hand digging a a tiny
    sliver trench and direct burying the cable. Comcast
    contractors... who arrived in a beat up 4 door sedan, no uniforms, no
    identification, and didn't speak english very well, heading to my
    backyard with shovels.

    Equipment and PVC... heh... well, not so much.


    For a run that long, you'l absolutely want to use the lowest loss
    cable you could afford. But you may not have the choice--providing
    your own cable and such might only invite them to say they can't
    afford to support that which they didn't isntall. You might be
    stuck with paying them for extending things farther.

    If you wanted to be inventive, and are friendly with the neighbor, a
    piont to point wifi network between your house and his might be a good
    way to go. Or running cable to his house. Probably breaking the
    terms of service from the cable company, but you DID try to pay for
    service from them and they turned you down. But... technically
    feasible certainly.


    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/

  4. #4
    $Bill
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    Re: extending cable internet

    Todd H. wrote:
    >
    > FWIW, the drop bury I've seen done in two different subdivisions here
    > used a team of 3 guys with landscape shovels hand digging a a tiny
    > sliver trench and direct burying the cable. Comcast
    > contractors... who arrived in a beat up 4 door sedan, no uniforms, no
    > identification, and didn't speak english very well, heading to my
    > backyard with shovels.
    >
    > Equipment and PVC... heh... well, not so much.


    Well, around here it is run in PVC and we have all underground utilities.
    PVC is cheap and makes it a lot easier to upgrade the cable (which they
    did recently to probably new RG6 [no graphics on it]).

  5. #5
    riggor9999
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    Re: extending cable internet


    <jmbamboo@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:127289fa-90db-4531-8162-4abad6d2759b@f36g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
    > My neighbor has cable internet service. The local cable company will
    > run 320 feet which puts it on my property but it is still another 400
    > to 500 feet to my home. How can I extend the cable to my home? I
    > can't get DSL and satellite would involve cutting a lot of trees and
    > only provides 1mb service. Is it possible? I've tried talking to the
    > cable company (no luck) and have searched the net with no luck. I can
    > set up a shed with AC power at the point where the cable company will
    > run to. I am willing to spend a considerable amount as all I have is
    > dialup and I really need high speed for both personal and business
    > reasons. Can I extend the cable and use some type repeater? I can
    > get 16mb service fromt he cable company so I can stand some
    > degradation is speed. Please, any help appreciated.
    > Jim in rural Alabama


    You said you could run power / build a shed at the drop.

    You can setup a point to point wifi bridge from the drop to your house.

    I am not current on all the brands ... but if you can find a wireless
    router, that will accept a wifi access point as a client, and then setup the
    wifi access point in your house connected to a hub/switch. Maybe two
    routers where one can be set as a client?

    I had it setup where I had a normal old style Linksys router, connected to a
    Linksys WAP11 access point in one building, and a Linksys WAP11 access point
    connected to a 8 port Linksys switch in another building ... which connected
    the two buildings wirelessly, and all worked liked a champ!

    As a matter of fact I still have the "kit" (The befsr11 router, the two
    wap11's) .... for sale if interested (if you don't mind old 802.11B
    technology)

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...VisitorWrapper







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