From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 22:12:02 IST
> The idea was that my friends and I from down the road could
> have network games using our cable tv wiring!
It is highly unlikely that your Cable TV company would sanction this
type of thing, even if you *could* get arcnet or whatever to work over
their cables. If they found out about it, you'd probably be cut off
immediately and possibly sued to boot.
How long a distance are we talking? If it's line-of-sight, or close,
you could probably get 802.11b (wireless) to talk between your houses.
Alternatively, if it's only a couple of houses away, you might be able
to string normal 50-Ohm coax between your houses.
I think wireless is your best bet, but bear in mind that the 75-Ohm coax
you're talking about belongs to the cable company, not to you, and
they're amazingly picky about what they let you connect to it.
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