All You Need To Know About Modem Relocation
Sometimes, relocating your modem may be the only solution to the slow internet connection you’re always getting from your kitchen or garage. While it may not seem likely, moving your modem goes a long way in correcting lots of errors that come with it. If you’ve done this before, you’d some positive difference in your network connection.
Nonetheless, you should know that relocating your modem goes far more than just employing a technician to ‘move’ it to a better location. To dive into such a project, you need all the knowledge you can get about it. You’d be putting your entire online activity at risk if you make a costly mistake.
Not to worry as this blog post contains everything you need to know about modem relocation. Including the tools, you’re going to need for the job. You just need to stick to the end to clear all your doubts about moving your modem to a better location.
Before diving into specifics, let’s break the ice on this whole modem relocation thing. Relocating your modem means moving it from a bad place to a better one. Bad place, meaning the region giving you low signal strength and the good place is the space you think would serve you a stronger signal strength.
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Why is modem relocation important?
There are two key reasons for modem relocation. The first being in the case of a move. You obviously can’t leave your modem in your old house and expect the signal strength to be top-notch in your new one, can you? So, you’d need to relocate your modem, alongside your other stuff to your new location.
The second and most common reason is to get a better signal strength. It’s a common (and correct) belief to think you get a better signal connection if you install your modem close to your bedroom instead of your garage or kitchen.
What materials and instruments do I need to relocate my modem?
On your next DIY modem relocation job, make sure you have these tools and equipment in your arsenal.
- Power drills and drill bits: Power drills and bits become useful when the time comes for drilling a cable hole. You can also use your drill for making screw holes in fresh areas should in case you need to install your modem in your new location.
- RG6 cables: If you’re embarking on DIY modem relocation (a procedure to be explained later on), chances are, you’re going to need some RG6 cables. These cables are used for connecting devices such as your cable TV or modem to the receiving end. Just make sure to have a couple of extra yards in your store just in case.
- Wire strippers: Make sure you get wire strippers meant for coaxial cables. There are various sizes of wire strippers available. They help you strip off the insulation – exposing the copper wire on the inside. This is especially useful when you want to join a pre-existing coaxial cable with a new one (that’s if your new location requires a longer wire than the last).
- Crimpers: Crimpers are used by any technician to make cold weld joints between two wires or a wire and a connector. This proves to a safer option compared to soldering.
- Coaxial cable connectors: A coaxial cable connector should be your go-to tool should in case you need to connect your cables to other devices. The cable protectors not only make the connection possible but also maintain the shielding on the cord.
- Wall bushings: Engineers and technicians define wall bushings as a tool that enables one or more conductors to pass through a partition. Which could be a wall. However, we see bushings as a lining or sleeve used to reduce contact between cables in an enclosed space. Every modem relocation specialist MUST have this.
How much would it cost me to relocate my modem?
If you’re planning a move, then you’d need to inform your broadband provider on what to do. After getting things done, you’d need about $10-$30 (AUD). That’s a small charging fee from the company. Other incurred costs could stem from hiring a technician to help you place the modem in your new home.
On the other hand, moving your modem to another room, professionals should charge you about $60-$100 for the complete installation.
However, if you think you can handle things yourself, check out these DIY modem relocation procedures below:
1. Disconnect your modem’s power supply:
This should be the first and foremost thing to do before touching any wires on the modem. Make sure you remove the plug from the power source and proceed to the next step.
2. Cut the coaxial cable about 4” from the safety socket:
Doing this makes it easier to move your modem to the new location all while safeguarding the connection. A cord length of 4 inches was chosen to keep the modem safe and prevent any damage to connections in the modem.
3. Drill holes in the necessary places and make the cord fittings:
In this case, you’d need to attach more cables to your NBN box (if need be) and drill holes in the suitable areas to create an entry for the new wires.
NOTE: You should drill holes underground to bury the cables in (this protects them).
4. Make sure everything is installed the way it originally was
Or if you have any new ideas you got somewhere that could increase your internet connectivity, go ahead. Just make sure you don’t tamper too much with the settings.
There you have it, only the most useful information you need for your modem relocation. Contact us today to find out more about modem relocation and how you can get yours done in a jiffy.
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