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Hi all,

My wife and I just moved into a new home, and the builder installed two "smartwire" jacks (cat5e, phone, coax in one jack). The problem is that the two drops are in opposite corners of the basement, and each drop only has a few feet of each type of cable in the bundle.

My question is this - what is the best method for extending these wires so I can run them to a more appropriate "final" drop point?

Thanks! I apologize for dropping in a first post with a question, but will be lurking here a lot more as we get things set up!

Dan
 

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As long as the total distance isn't too far (within ~200 feet or so to allow for signal degradation) then you can simply run cables from the current drops over to where you want them and use couplers to join the new drops to the old ones. If it's a finished wall where the old drops are then you can put in a small access panel and make the connections inside the wall.
 
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