If you want to use your internet and your TV in another room, you will need to run an Ethernet cable from your router to that room. The article below will show you how to do this.
What You’ll Need
to Run Ethernet Cable From Your Router to Another Room
The only thing you’ll need for this project is some Ethernet cable. You can get it at any hardware or electronics store like Lowe’s.
Preparing Your Wall for Cabling
Before you can run Ethernet cable, you will need to prepare your walls for the cables. You will need to drill holes into the wall, then use a tool called a fish tape to feed the copper or fiber-optic cable through. A fiber-optic cable is typically more expensive, but it does not have the risk of interference that copper has.
Running the Cable
This process will only work if the cable you are using is Ethernet cable.
1. Measure out how far away from your router is from the room you want to place your TV in.
2. Next, cut two lengths of Ethernet cable with one being twice as long as the other.
3. Connect one end of the longer cable to your router and the other end of the long cable to any open port on your router that will not be used for anything else.
4. Connect one end of the shorter length of Ethernet cable to the open port on your router where you just connected your long length and then connect the other end of this short Ethernet cable to any open port on your TV that is not used for anything else.
5. Plug in both ends of the Ethernet cables into their respective ports, turn on both devices, and try connecting to them with an Ethernet cord or HDMI cord if you have it available at both ends.
How to Connect Your Router to the New Outlet
To connect your router to the new outlet, the first thing you need is a standard Ethernet cable. You can buy them at any electronics store or online for about $1.
First, you need to plug one end of the cable into one of the USB ports on your router.
Next, plug the other end of the cable into an available outlet in the new room.
Finally, plug in your TV or another device to that outlet and turn it on. Now you can use all your devices with the internet in another room!
Running Ethernet cables can be a difficult and time-consuming process, but it’s the only way to get the internet into a room that’s not near your router. Figuring out how to do it is the first step.
After reading this post, you should have a better understanding of how to run Ethernet cables without too much hassle. You’ll be able to work on your new project in no time.