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

ryougaryouga

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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    boothy
    If this in your famous damp ridden flat then i would leave it well alone
    TUSSFC
    Yeah just do it
    Peterdj41
    cant you just run them along the skirting board, will hide them away and no need of lifting the carpets up
    thesaint
    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
    Try using home plugs.
    souljacker
    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
    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
    Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the skirting
    ryouga
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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