Wired-Network Installation

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Found 25th Aug 2010
Hi

I am looking to hard wire my house as my data transfer speeds are just too slow.

Would someone please help me as to exactly what i need to buy and where is the cheapest place to get everything.

Thanks

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Have you considered powerline connectors? They may not give you gigabit speeds but they will be a good improvement over wifi and considerably cheaper than rewiring!

Switch, cable, end bits, wall plates, crimpers, hours, a metal hangar, a stud finder (just incase)...

If it isn't there already power line is the way forward, will be so much cheaper and easier... alternately you can convert pre installed phone lines into LAN (maplins have the kit)...

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DazzyB

Have you considered powerline connectors? They may not give you gigabit … Have you considered powerline connectors? They may not give you gigabit speeds but they will be a good improvement over wifi and considerably cheaper than rewiring!


I have powerline, but want to get faster speeds

s2rocks247

Switch, cable, end bits, wall plates, crimpers, hours, a metal hangar, a … Switch, cable, end bits, wall plates, crimpers, hours, a metal hangar, a stud finder (just incase)...If it isn't there already power line is the way forward, will be so much cheaper and easier... alternately you can convert pre installed phone lines into LAN (maplins have the kit)...



I already have telephone lines in each room so this would be a good option, do you lose any speed doing this

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Also could you tell me what the kit is called

Thanks

Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, punchdown tool (last two only if you want to point points in the rooms. Possibly a switch.

I installed a switch next to my router, then ran cables outside of my house to the living room, kitchen and three bedrooms, with a box in each one. Took about a day and cost around 50 pounds.

Why do you need such a high speed? Is it currently not performing?

I have 2 gigabit belkin network plugs I may be interested in selling?

Google ethernet over phone line for more info... I have seen it done, but never done it myself...

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sancho1983

Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, … Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, punchdown tool (last two only if you want to point points in the rooms. Possibly a switch.I installed a switch next to my router, then ran cables outside of my house to the living room, kitchen and three bedrooms, with a box in each one. Took about a day and cost around 50 pounds.


sancho1983

Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, … Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, punchdown tool (last two only if you want to point points in the rooms. Possibly a switch.I installed a switch next to my router, then ran cables outside of my house to the living room, kitchen and three bedrooms, with a box in each one. Took about a day and cost around 50 pounds.



I would ideally like to run the cables outside,, when you say point points in room, does this mean having more than one point in a room

Thanks

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chester123

Why do you need such a high speed? Is it currently not performing?



I would just like the quickest speed i can get, it is not performing that well i get about 3mbs, so i thought about selling those and hardwiring.

woddle1000

I have 2 gigabit belkin network plugs I may be interested in selling?



No thanks mate,

sancho1983

Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, … Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, punchdown tool (last two only if you want to point points in the rooms. Possibly a switch.I installed a switch next to my router, then ran cables outside of my house to the living room, kitchen and three bedrooms, with a box in each one. Took about a day and cost around 50 pounds.

sancho1983

Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, … Big drill bit, drill, cable, connectors, crimp tool, network boxes, punchdown tool (last two only if you want to point points in the rooms. Possibly a switch.I installed a switch next to my router, then ran cables outside of my house to the living room, kitchen and three bedrooms, with a box in each one. Took about a day and cost around 50 pounds.



I'm not sure what you mean, you run the cable to outside where you want the network point, drill a hole (hence the need for a long drill bit) thread the cable through, mount a pattress box, use the punch down tool to connect the cable to the face plate, screw the face plate onto the pattress box. Job done

Just make sure before the cable goes into the wall you put a 'U' in the cable. to allow the water to run off

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How are you planning on hiding the cables? I have my house wired with cat6 cabling but I got it installed before the house was plastered. I've since had to put speaker cabling in the wall space so have an idea how difficult that can be.

Running the cables is the hardest part. A friend of mine just ran his alongside skirting, under carpets etc which is fine if you're renting but not perfect for the long term homeowner, You can buy skirting boards with channels for cables or if you're adventurous you can use existing skirting and make your own channels.

Best option is to run through walls but that's also the messiest and expensive if you're a diy novice and need someone in. You'll have to take channels and square parts out of walls then replaster/fill in using best methods for type of hole you made. All depends on wall types too, dot and dab walls are a pain to pull cabling through as it can be random but then so can studded walls with th eneed to take a square out at each cross section. Once it's all done it's done for good then and gives the better finish.

Other option is round the outside if you can do that, again fairly simple as long as conditions are right. Would spend more on better quality cabling for that though, something more hardwearing than standard el cheapo cat5e you get in drums.

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PS it's best to have all your cables terminate at one point with a switch or a router with enough ports. Think of it as a spoked wheel with the switch/router in the middle and all your cables coming out of it.

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hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Would the cable in the above post be ok?

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danandrews80

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You need more than that don't you? It will be quite flimsy and lightweight for external cable.

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danandrews80

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dcx_badass

Shame you didn't post this yesterday, I could have got you a 12 or 24 … Shame you didn't post this yesterday, I could have got you a 12 or 24 port HP switch worth a few hundred for free.


I dont think i am going to take it outside



That is a shame

danandrews80

I dont think i am going to take it outside



Well it will be an eyesore on the inside.

I use Homeplugs, they work brilliantly and are a doddle to set up, in fact they set themselves up.

All sorted in less than 5 minutes.

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[quote=danandrews80] Well it will be an eyesore on the inside.I use … [quote=danandrews80] Well it will be an eyesore on the inside.I use Homeplugs, they work brilliantly and are a doddle to set up, in fact they set themselves up.All sorted in less than 5 minutes.



Nowhere near as good though. I stream 1080p movies over my network, which I couldn't with my homeplugs, plus It's much cheaper to cable (depending on what you need I suppose)

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I have just bought ebay number 280544717362, looked like a good deal.

Thanks for all the advice
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