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Good way to hide ethernet cables i.e under carpet?

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ryouga4y, 3m agoPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
I have 2x 20 metre ethernet cables since the wirelss in my house is awful despite the router being like 10-15 metres from the pc (maybe as my sofa is in the line of sight?) but in my bedroom which is about the same distance from router I get 12 meg wireless no issues, also my laptop is fine.

Anyway I prefer wired anyway due to quality but means I have to trail a cable over a small area in hall near front door and between bedroom and living room door which is dangerous, the rest I can hide behind the sofa but still would be nice to hide it all.

May sound like a stupid question since I dont know how carpets are laid down, but was thinking of undscrewing the metal bars where the door closes to lift up carpet a little, or is that a silly idea?
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ryouga4y, 3m agoPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
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boothy 1 Like #1
If this in your famous damp ridden flat then i would leave it well alone
TUSSFC#2
Yeah just do it
Peterdj41 1 Like #3
cant you just run them along the skirting board, will hide them away and no need of lifting the carpets up
thesaint#4
Since no one knows how the carpet is fixed in your flat, I don't see the point in asking in here tbh.
DVS_Dee 1 Like #5
Try using home plugs.
souljacker 1 Like #6
DVS_Dee
Try using home plugs.


+1 home plugs are great, i've got 3 on my network at the moment, one to my dreambox and one connecting my pc to my revo
ryouga#7
boothy
If this in your famous damp ridden flat then i would leave it well alone


Well considering the only damp flat I had I moved out of in September 2007 then I think you are getting mixed up.

Or do you refer to the 1 leaky radiator I had in this one that was fixed about 6 weeks ago?
moody#8
Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the skirting
ryouga#9
moody
Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the skirting


That looks really good but expensive if I need like 15 metres odd, any ideas on anywhere else to get it cheap?

Would of just got homeplugs but the cheapest is like £30(more like £35) and a cable is only like £2.50
trilock#10
i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it

Edited By: trilock on Jan 08, 2011 23:11
thesaint#11
trilock
i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it


lol.
You don't "know" Ryouga do you? It would make for an hilarious thread though
dh058977#12
trilock
i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it

Not in a rented property you wouldnt
ryouga#13
thesaint
Since no one knows how the carpet is fixed in your flat, I don't see the point in asking in here tbh.


That was why I asked in OP if it was a stupid question since I wasnt sure.

mumbojumbo
Get the homeplugs. Replacing skirting or re-laying carpet to the satisfaction of your landlord could be far more expensive.


The other way I would think about but not sure is to get a staple gun thing and attach them to wall, I dont mind doing that but would prefer to hide them ideally.
numptyj#14
staple gun? lolwut

just get something like this and run it along skirting board

http://www.cables2u.co.uk/nailed-cable-clips-p-422.html

or ebay item no 180493795919

Edited By: numptyj on Jan 08, 2011 23:25
ryouga#15
numptyj
staple gun? lolwut

just get something like this and run it along skirting board

http://www.cables2u.co.uk/nailed-cable-clips-p-422.html


or ebay item no 180493795919


Those gun things that people like Sky installers use to staple the telephone and coax cables to wall.

Wouldnt those pins be small? I used them before a few years ago and they were tiny.
numptyj#16
well they may be small but Im sure there are bigger ones around, just search for nailed cable clips, or cable clips Im sure you'll find something
turnpenny1#17
get some nail tacs and get it as close to the celing or as close to the skirting bored as posibal

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