Electrical Wiring in the Home/installing cable

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hi bob,
 i was thinking about installing cable internet in my home and was about to tell them to send me a self install kit but realized that installation requires connecting a coaxial cable to a coaxial socket. problem is, i don't have a coaxial socket! would i have to call a cable installer to come? and what exactly would he do? (like will he tear down my wall?!??!) thanks

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Hi.

There are two ways to do it.  You can either fish the wires inside the walls, or run the wires outside of the house.  Personally, I do not like the looks of wires running up the outside walls.  Most likely, the cable company will run the wire to your house near the electric meter, since the wire has to be grounded. If you do it yourself, you would have to install and provide the wire from outside to wherever you want the modem and/or router. The self install kit is usually just a couple of short pieces of wire. You would need to buy more.
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Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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