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Wireless SRX technology

Bob Leigh (bobleigh at  said:

> Bill Horne <bill at> wrote:
>> BTW, there are devices available which will allow use of Cable-TV Coax 
>> for wired Ethernet connections

> and I replied:
>> I'd like to hear more about this.  How expensive are these devices, and
>> how do they compare with the costs of pulling cat5?

> I've seen several replies regarding the cost of pulling cat5 versus going
> wireless -- but what about using existing RG59 in the walls?  How much
> do the RG59-to-Ethernet adapters cost?  Are they a viable alternative to
> wireless in situations where cat5 isn't already present?

The adapters cost about $35/pair, and they're a godsend in cases where only Cable Coax is available: mostly apartment houses wired in the seventies and eighties.

Of course, they're not the first choice if you have (or are willing to pull) CAT 5 wire,  but the adapters are all you need to use an existing pair of Ethernet ports when there is unused RG-59 coax between them, and a wireless installation, counting router/AP and cards for each PC, will cost a lot more.



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