[TAG] Wiring a house with ethernet: Success.
kakadu at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 00:16:58 MSD 2006
On 8/5/06, Jason Creighton <jcreigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> Way back in October of last year, I asked TAG about how to go about
> pulling Ethernet in a new house. I pulled all the cable, punched down
> the ends and hoped for the best. We moved in early this year, but the
> only networking we needed right away was with two, physically adjacent
> computers, so I just used a crossover cable.
> So the Ethernet built into the house was totally untested until last
> week when I needed to tie a computer at the other end of the house into
> the netowrk. Every single (okay, seven total, but still...) drop worked
> correctly on the first try. Maybe I just got lucky. :)
Maybe, maybe not ;-)
I just finished wiring a house for Ethernet as well - the house was
built with three UTP cables running to three of the bedrooms, as well
as a single unused box in the kitchen. After wiring up the RJ45 jacks
in the bedrooms, and pulling a new cable in the kitchen and punching
an RJ45 jack onto that, I now have a decent Ethernet network as well.
What sort of terminal arrangement did you use? I used a double-gang
switch box with a 12-port faceplate as a "patch panel" for all of my
lines (for expandability).
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