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What Kind of Internet Connection Is This?

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#1 Opticus


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 11:00 PM

When my isp setup my internet connection  I didn't pay too much attention to the details of the whole system. Now I am interested in better understanding what kind of setup my isp created. I have no modem and yet I am able to use a router or a hardwired connection using a 426ft cat-5e cable from the wall to whats called a ubiquiti poe adapter. I have a dish on my roof to get internet access from my isp, presumably the cable goes to that. The isp is a broadband service. I don't understand though how I can have internet without a modem, they told me that the poe adapter acts as a modem.


I am thinking of getting a better poe adapter to facilitate faster throughput so I may need to know how to classify this sort of setup for optimal research.

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:18 AM

Sounds like they are doing Muni wifi



I would hope the cable doesn't exceed 328ft [Ethernet limit standard] since after that point you start having strength and signal issues.


Might want to review this link concerning the poe adapters.  Though you should talk to your isp about your plan.  You would need them to provision the new modem anyway.



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