Help me find my cable jack.
August 31, 2012 3:24 PM   Subscribe

I can't find my cable jack. Help?

So I just moved into a new apartment, and I can't find the cable jack in order to hook up my modem. Any ideas?

I know the previous occupant had cable internet so it's got to be near somewhere. I asked someone in the same apartment building where his jacks are, but the locations of his jacks are not found in the corresponding locations in my unit.

This is a stupid problem. Please help!
posted by jcatus to Technology (5 answers total)
It may not be a jack. It could just be a piece of coax sticking through the floor somewhere.
posted by jon1270 at 3:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Sometimes the installation is just a hole (usually along the baseboard) that the wire can run through, instead of a dedicated jack. The previous tenant may have pulled out that cable, so you'll need to re-run it from the box thingy (what's that called...?) to your unit, or probably, the cable company will.
posted by sageleaf at 3:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Check the closet(s).
posted by sacrifix at 3:45 PM on August 31, 2012

Did you order service? If you ordered service, wouldn't they send out a tech to install it?
posted by Dansaman at 4:35 PM on August 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Mine comes down into the utility closet. No jack on the wall. So yeah, start snooping around in closets near the living room.
posted by sbutler at 9:59 PM on August 31, 2012

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