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#1 ZenDavis

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:52 PM

I need a regular 25ft coaxial cable to connect my cable box to my wall. However, I ordered one from monoprice and it turned out to be the wrong one.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2

It doesn't fit and I'm not sure if I should pull off the end to make it fit. In fact, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't and have already contacted customer service to send the wires back to them.

However, I'd like to know which cable is the correct one to order from them? Any help would be great.

Is this the wire I'm looking for?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

ZenDavis, do not try this:

RG-58 Coax cable.

Edit cause this is the wrong cable. Oops.

Edited by JohnWho, 15 April 2008 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:45 PM

I am pretty sure you are looking for and 'F' to 'F' cable. In which case your second link is correct.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:16 PM

Go to your local Radio Shack or Circuit City and tell 'em what you're looking for. They've probably got it in stock.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:28 PM

ZenDavis - I was looking at a light grey cable with white print on it and read it wrong. On another cable I have, black with gray printing, it is clearly RG-59.

Sorry, my bad.

This is the right cable for standard cable - RG-59.

Is that what you got?

Do you have a shorter cable now? Just so we aren't totally confused, what does it say on the cable that you have?

Edited by JohnWho, 15 April 2008 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:31 PM

Not trying to be argumentative, but...

A TV is connected to a cable system with 'F' connectors. A cable modem (which I think is what the OP is asking about) is also connected to the cable feed via 'F' connectors. BNC connectors won't work.

RG-58 cable (50 ohm) is used in RF application, but for some strange reason, TV, video, and cable systems use 75 ohm cable. RG-59 is 75 ohm cable, and so is RG-6. RG6 has lower loss and is better shielded than 'plain jane' RG-59.

Bottom line is the the OP's second link is the best selection for connecting a cable modem to a wall mounted 'F' connector.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:57 PM

No problem, ddeerrff.

In either case, I wonder why he said it doesn't fit?


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:10 PM

He said he purchased the one in the first link, and *that* one did not fit.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2
Basic 75 ohm cable (RG-59), but not the right connectors.

He then asked about
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2
and yes, that would be the correct selection - Low loss 75 ohm cable with F connectors.
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