Home Office Networking without Wifi
This article covers NON wifi solutions to extend a home phone and or PC to another room. We cover three methods in order of reliable connection.
Best: Hard Wired Connection Install
Traditional Ethernet cable
Installed in through the walls, crawlspace, basement or attic. It’s obtrusive. It’s difficult in homes as unlike business offices, you don’t have drop ceilings and hollow walls. Lower floor is easy if you have a basement or crawlspace and allow us to install a jack on the baseboard. Second floor offices are more difficult.
Under carpet cabling.
This is a DYI install of the cable. We will help terminate the ends. https://www.google.com/search?q=under+ethernet+carpet+cable
Flat Ethernet cabling.
The cable sits on top of your base board. Done right, it’s not noticeable. https://www.google.com/search?&q=%22flat+ethernet+cable
Move the Coax Cable Connected Router
Your home may have an existing coax cabling system installed. We simply use that cabling. All Comcast cable modems and most home Verizon routers connect via coax. If so, you can move it to another coax jack and it likely will work.
An example is your cable modem/Verizon router is downstairs next to the Roku enabled TV. The TV is hard wired with an Ethernet cable to the cable modem/Verizon router. You are using wifi for all other Internet connections.
You switch your TV to use wifi and move the cable modem/Verizon router to the spare bedroom upstairs which also has a coax jack. Now you home business office has the router close by and thus your home office PC and business VoIP phone has the best hardwired connection.
Good: Powerline Ethernet Adapters
These function like a link a long Ethernet cable. They send a signal over your AC wiring. Just buy 2 matched units as a kit and plug them in. They find each other EASY!
Here is a source for more information. https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/powerline
Poor: Wifi Connection.
Don’t use this for our VoIP phones. We won’t support voice quality issues over wifi.