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Old 2014-12-22, 12:37 PM
Frankie Frankie is offline
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This may be a really dumb question, but I'm not particularly technologically-minded, so any insights you may have would be appreciated!

I recently had my design appointment, and there was an option to upgrade to cat5 or cat6 wiring, and I got to pick the point where there was a wall jack for it. My question to the design centre rep, which she confirmed, was "this is the wire that brings the internet into the house, to which I attach my modem?"

After speaking to a more tech-savvy family member, it seems that the cat wires are more for networking. Internet comes in on a phone jack or cable jack, and then the cat wires are for networking through the house.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this, and think I'm missing a big piece of this puzzle. It doesn't make any sense to me that if this were for home networking that there would be only one plug. I'm planning on running everything off a wireless router, so hard-lined networking is of no value to me.

So, what do cat wires do?
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