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Thu, Aug 6, 2020 5:00 PM

CATV-20

I am getting ready to move in to a new apartment and have noticed that the cable feed coming from the wall is labeled "CATV-20." I am concerned that this means that it is RG59 cable, with a 20 AWG diameter, as opposed to 18 AWG for RG6. Responses on this forum and elsewhere are all over the place as to whether RG59 can support a broadband internet connection. Should I be concerned? I will only be using a single device over a wired connection, with the modem at a minimal distance from the wall.

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EG

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9 m ago

Yep. That's what it is. And it may be o/k if it's not too long and not in a noisy environment. No one here can guarantee anything. You won't know for sure until you try. Good luck !

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9 m ago

Just to provide a follow-up and a data point for anyone else with similar concerns--I'm pleased to report no issues whatsoever with with speed or stability.

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Thanks for the foliow up ! Now closing this thread.
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