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Thursday, January 12th, 2023 10:32 PM

Inside Wiring for Fiber

My house is under reconstruction. The ceilings are down right now but I do not have a TV in the house.

ATT came out to install the new fiber hook up but explained they cannot do that without a TV in the house. 

They advised I run a fiber cable from where my modem will be to outside the house that way they can come and hook up right to the outside fiber line when I am ready. 

They also advised running ethernet to each room TV and have an extra Ethernet line in the master bedroom to hook up an extension. 

The master will be almost at the opposite end of the house from the modem and I will be using a computer in that room at times. 

What type of fiber line do I need and what type of connecter and what type of ethernet lines do I need with those connecters as well ??

Please do not get to technical....I appreciate any and all help before my ceilings and walls go up. 

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1 year ago

Hey BritaReyn. Thanks for reaching out to us, and we'd be happy to help with your wiring question. 

 

The wiring you will need will be dependent on what you're using your internet service for. If it's for gaming, then we'd suggest higher speed cables but it's for just internet use then you can use the basic cables.

 

For your Ethernet cable, you can use a CAT6 Ethernet cable for your internet service. You can also check here for Ethernet Cables that we offer

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions. 

 

Robert, AT&T Community Specialist

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1 year ago

Hi Robert,

Thank you.

It will be for normal internet use, no gaming and Uverse TV.

So what type of fiber line?

And what type of ethernet cables?

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1 year ago

Thanks for letting us know, BritaReyn.

 

Learn more about the AT&T Internet system requirements and find out what's needed by scrolling and finding your internet plan in the article shared above. 
 
Please feel free to reach back out if you need any help in the future. Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums!
 
Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist 

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1 year ago

Thank you. 

The ATT system requirements tell me about the computers for WiFi but not about wiring for the below. My ceilings are down right now and I am running these lines for the new upcoming plan.  I hope this makes sense. 

I am getting a new plan once the fiber is hooked up.

Right now I have Internet 24 but with after the remodel will be hooking to fiber plan 300 or 500. 

I will have 4 TV's connected by a Ethernet Switch box and Ethernet cables, with 1 connection to main ATT modem/box/router  and then 4 lines out to the bedrooms. 

So I need some advice on the Ethernet Switch Box and type of cables? 

Also the main fiber line running from where ATT hooks up outside to the main ATT modem/box/Router in house. 

What type of fiber line should that be? 

My main computer will be wireless connection and near the main ATT box and my laptop will be used with wireless and in the master with a Ethernet line for extender, if that will even be needed. 

Thank you!!

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1 year ago

Hello, BritaReyn.

 

As Robert said, you can use Cat6 cables (from any store that sells them). When it comes to the switch box, we can't make a recommendation for one, as it's not AT&T equipment.

 

Let us know if you have more questions.

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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Consult with your electrician as many of them install Ethernet cabling. They may not be familiar with fiber but may know contractors that work with it. Best thing to do is have empty conduit from where fiber will enter the home to your network area. 3/4 inch diameter, pull tape installed with no 90 degree bends. Att tech can use the pull tape to pull fiber to the network area. 

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1 year ago

The fiber is SC/APC connectors both ends… available in a variety of lengths if wanting to purchase and install your own instead of conduit.

https://www.amazon.com/PacSatSales-Single-SIMPLEX-Fiber-Optic/dp/B08QDRKWCL/ref=sr_1_8?crid=WCEG0K0FQCUO&keywords=Sc%2Fapc%2Bfiber&qid=1673933732&s=industrial&sprefix=sc%2Fapc%2Bfibe%2Cindustrial%2C1523&sr=1-8&th=1

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Thank you all so much for the help. 

I learned a lot yesterday looking at this and getting the tech terms down. 

So I got all my lines. 

One final question: 

The new ATT gateway/modem that will be put up once ATT comes out to hook up the service, How may Ethernet ports on the back?  I am trying to determine if I even need a Ethernet switch. 

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Each of current AT&T Gateways have 4 Ethernet ports integrated with the system. All LAN ports support 100/100/1000 Ethernet Auto sync ports.

The newest AT&T Gateway the BGW320's support a Port 1 of it's 4 ports. That supports speeds of 5 Gbps on the LAN. It can work as a standard 1 Gbps auto sync port but it also supports 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Dave

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Thank you . 

The Ethernet ports will be for , 4 TVs and one extender for the master bedroom as it will be furthest from the main modem. 

My computers will run off wireless.  Main computer being by main modem and laptop in master off the extender if needed. 

Just thinking about that now.....I will get a switch but not the 8 port that I have maybe a smaller one so I can run the TVs from the switch and have open ones for computers if that changes. 

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