CAT 5 and CAT 6 Wiring

Professional Local Ethernet and Coaxial Cable Installations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA

If you’re looking for faster internet, better wifi or trying to extend ethernet cable a professional Ethernet connection might be the answer. Nipper Electric offers local and professional Ethernet and coaxial cable installations for all your tech, including:

  • flatscreen-tv-on-the-brick-wallSmart TVS
  • Surround Sound Speakers
  • Computers
  • Smart Systems
  • And Much More

Our professional electricians stay up to date with all the latest in technology. We’ve been providing excellent electrical contractor and electrical work in the Virginia Beach Area for over 19 years. Leave your technical installations to us!

Ethernet Installations

Rj45 Ethernet connections are most common forms of cabling used in local LAN networks. It is the cable that is found to connect different devices to a router or network, creating a LAN or Local Area Network. You can design your LAN to be on a wireless network or on a wired network. Ethernet can be classified in different categories CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a. Many times you may hear terms CAT5 installation or CAT6 installation, which in simple terms means the installation of an Ethernet cable. The experts at Nipper Electric can install the perfect Ethernet options that work for your home or business. We also offer affordable options for you with our discounts and clear-cut-pricing.

Using Ethernet cables to connect your TV, computer, or other devices that use large amounts of bandwidth helps free up wifi bandwidth for other devices, like phones, tablets, or laptops. Our experts can increase your tech by combining different systems on Ethernet cables and Coaxial cables.

Extend Ethernet Cable

There are endless reasons why you may need to extend your ethernet cable/connection. We will not go into explaining why, but how. There are simple ways of adding few more feet to your ethernet cable and there are professional solutions. Here are five most commonly used techniques of extending your ethernet cable:

  1. electrician-with-wires-and-toolsCoaxial Cable Extenders – up to a mile
  2. Fiber Media Converters – several miles
  3. UTP Ethernet Extenders
  4. DIY – cut 2 lines, spliced em together, use electrical tape – few feet
  5. Wireless Ethernet extension – several miles

Coaxial Cable Installations

The copper based Coaxial Cable is the wire that is most often used for entertainment systems, like TVs or especially surround sound speakers. These wires can help create seamless sound in your home theater or living room.

Your trusted electrician in Virginia Beach can use coaxial cables to hook up your sound system without all those unsightly wires and mess that often comes with personal entertainment systems. Nipper Electric has the experience to carefully lay out your sound system. We can run the cable through your crown molding or even through the wall by using special wiring made specifically for interior wiring.  Benefits of using Coaxial Cable include:

  • Affordability
  • Versatility
  • Easily Compatible with Different Devices
  • Prevents Outside Interference on Your TV
  • Provides Top Quality Picture
  • Helps Prevent Static

Coaxial cables can be difficult to install, so it for best results, leave it to our professional electricians.

CAT 5 vs. CAT 6

Both versions are basically Ethernet cable, but with different amount of plastic/isolation around them and different size of twisted wires on the inside. They will both end with the same connector and fit in the same devices. They will vary in the internet speeds that they transmit to your computer, TV, router, etc.

  • CAT 5 – The slowest transmission is CAT 5 with 10/100 Mbps speeds. CAT 5e, where “e” stands for enhanced and is currently most commonly used in the new installations. It can handle 1000 Mbps speeds at 100 Mhz
  • CAT 6 – Cable is a major improvement over CAT 5e. It can handle up to 10 Gbps speeds at 250 Mhz. These cables have an internal separator to minimize cross-wire interference which in CAT 5 is a major downfall.
  • CAT 7 – Latest and greatest in Ethernet wiring is CAT 7 which support speeds up to 10Gbps at 1000Mhz. Cat7 has pair-sharing capability, which means it can power several different devices at the same time.

Professional Tech Installations for Your Home or Business

NipperElectric-logoIf you want a perfect sound system or just faster internet, the experts at Nipper Electric are here to take care of your CAT 5 or CAT 6 wiring needs. We specialize in providing comprehensive wiring solutions for your home or business. Call us today at 757-842-1710 or make an appointment online. We will have you streaming your favorite movies in no time.

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Kelly Jinar
Kelly Jinar
2017-10-05T20:07:12+0000
Had a small job that needed a professional. Trey returned my call and got me in the next day. Upon arriving, the techs quickly diagnosed and repaired the issue. Fair price, quality work and nice people. Reviews are on point. Glad I found these guys.read more
Georgia Huber
Georgia Huber
2017-08-31T20:39:28+0000
Excellent experience with Nipper electric! Wonderful customer service, professional, and got the job done right on time! Will be a repeat customer.read more
Christine Brugh
Christine Brugh
2017-08-28T15:48:04+0000
Trey Nipper and his team were a pleasure to work with. We did a whole house renovation and Nipper Electric rewired the whole house, installed about 100 LED can lights, kitchen and bath lighting, outdoor house lights, reworked our electric panel, and several other parts of the job. Trey was always available and he was helpful in the placement of all of our lights. They were reasonably priced and were easy to work with. We highly recommend Nipper Electric.read more
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Michael Sobral
2017-08-02T10:02:06+0000
THE BEST ELECTRICAL COMPANY I'VE SEEN AND WORK IS ON TIME AND PROFESSIONAL...BEAUTIFUL WORK.
Tim Speidel
Tim Speidel
2017-07-18T19:31:58+0000
A great resource - fast, efficient and thoughtful. Reasonable cost as well.It's a big relief to to find a trustworthy crew of intelligent craftspeople like Nipper. Highly recommended.read more
Amber Mantel
Amber Mantel
2017-04-26T14:48:06+0000
Installation went smooth. They were very polite and the best part is they actually clean up after themselves.read more
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Sherri Towey
2017-03-29T15:56:52+0000
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Mitch Hyskell
Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
They are very quick to respond and very knowledgeable about how to get the work done as quick as possible. I have used them for checking outlets to make sure there grounded to installing breaker boxes and have had very good experiences with all of it. I would recommend them to everyone who need electrical work done!read more
Linda Balderson
Linda Balderson
2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
They were great !! I called one day and they had a new outlet installed by the end of the next day. Would definitely recommend and use them again .read more
Cynthia Apple McLeod
Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
Had outlet installed, very reasonable and professional. I called on Wednesday and within 48 hours they provide me a quote and install the outlet. I will without hesitation call Nipper Electric first in the future for any electrical issues I may have.read more
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
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Angelle Rose Campbell
2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
Edward Reddick Jr.
Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
Lauren Merritt
Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
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Donna Euliss Huddleston
Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
I come from a perspective of "things happen." And unfortunately something did. When I called Nipper, a he-said, she-said situation arose with my tenant that could have turned ugly. Nipper didn't go there. I was very pleased with the way they responded to my call. Now I could see how they handled an adverse situation. And I get be them very High marks! I have several rentals; and I will definitely used them again. Their pricing is very fair.read more
David Sacks
David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
Theresa Pierce
Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
Nancy Y Smith
Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
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2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
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Jackson Shelley
2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more