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Can the ethernet jack be placed anywhere in the house or does it have to be near the ONT (e.g. can the ONT and the ethernet jack be on opposite sides of the house)?

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I cannot answer for Fios TV, but for my ethernet only setup, the answer is yes.  I have done exactly that.  The ONT is located on the south-east corner of the house.  I plugged the ethernet cable into an unused jack that went to my wiring closet in the north-west corner of the house.  The ActionTec router is in the wiring closet. 

There is something like a 300 foot limitation on CAT-5 wiring...

Written by John - Don At Home
Last updated on 07.15.07

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