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Forgive me, I'm not the most knowledgeable about networking. I've been planning on swapping to Telus now that they've begun to offer Telus Fiber in my neighborhood, however, I had a few questions regarding networking. The house has an upstairs, a main floor, and a basement. There are TVs and desktop computers in all three areas.
Would it be possible to use a wired connection in all three areas without having to run an extremely long cable across the house or without tearing apart the house?
How do you expect to have a wired connection without a wire?
It is possible to use wireless points of presence or Access Points to which you can connect Ethernet devices which do not themselves have Wi-Fi.
And depending on the age of the house, older phone lines have fewer wire pairs so it may not be possible to wire them up as CAT5.
Noted! I believe they all run to a location next to the fuse box. Given the house is fairly old, would the phone lines be a bottle-neck in terms of connection?
Edited: I just saw Nighthawk's reply, that answers my question.
The family almost always has numerous devices streaming or large files downloading at the same time. With the recent addition of the TVs, we had seen poor connectivity and high bandwidth usage. Given we were swapping over, soon, I had wanted to look at some options for installation to consider while the Telus technicians were present (instead of purchasing a router ) .
Easy enough to check, if you have 8 wires in your phone runs it’s cat5, anything less you’ll be back to square one.
If you house has coax cables they could be used to provide ethernet connections. The individual cable runs must not contain any splitters.
Telus installers used to install moca adapters on ends of the coax runs, not sure if they still do.
MOCA adapter can be expensive if you have to purchase them privately.