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Old 09-05-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hello. We are having problems with a weak wifi signal. Our tech guy suggested extending our modem's cables to move it into another room. He said we would need a special coaxial cable to do this. He said it's the one that comcast uses I believe.

We went to radio shack and they didn't know what we were talking about. They said it didn't exist.

So our tech guy went on vacation for a month and we're now kind of confused about what to do.

Does anyone know if this cord exists and what it is? From what I understand from my parents he wants to basically use extension cords for every cable on the modem and move the modem to a different room as a test.

He said he needed to use a certain room because it is one that has a coax outlet. I'm not sure why we would need a coaxial cable outlet if we're just extending all the cables, but that's another thing to ask I guess.

It would really help if someone could let me know anything about this type of cable. Or if someone has any idea of what ourtech guy could be talking about.

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Just a regular coax cable is all you need. Nothing special as long as the ends are the same.


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It does not matter where the modem is, now the router is another story. Do you have a combo router/modem?

As far as a special cable, possibly he was talking about the cable type. Check your cable. It should say what type it is on the black casing. If it says RG59 (the most common) then that could be what he is talking about. He could be wanting you to get RG6
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