How to install network cables for a home network

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Claude Matroy, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. hi
    I am building a new house
    and I would like to install cables for my home networking from room to room
    I have 5 computers running xp
    Can anyone advise me how????
    Claude Matroy, Nov 7, 2003
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    leo Guest

    I run mine under the carpet by the wall, or if necessary through the
    roof space. How far apart are your PCs and what sort of floors do you
    leo, Nov 8, 2003
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  3. Claude Matroy

    Graham Guest

    You need to plan your network, and then anticipate future expansion.
    Work out where you want your network hub then run cat 5 cables from the
    hub location to all the points where your computers are going to be

    You may wish to terminate your cables on wall mounted rg45 sockets. Also
    plan for ADSL/cable or phone for internet connectivity. If you are running
    in cables while the house is being built, run in lots of cables all over
    the place. You can leave them coiled up under the floor for future use.
    Consider extra cat 5 cables for printers, wireless access points, video
    games, DVD players, security cameras, alarm systems etc. Over the next few
    years even the fridge will connect to a LAN!

    If anyone suggests a radio LAN, they are talking rubbish. Don't listen!
    Five computes all with wireless LAN cards talking at the same time will
    limit the bandwidth too much.

    Graham, Nov 8, 2003
  4. Claude Matroy

    Stavros Guest

    A basic stacture that warkis is to make a star topology having all cables to
    arrive in a central point in your cellar.
    Overthere you can put a patch pannel where you can manage all your cabling.
    Is not bad idea to leave empty tubes in the wall for further expancions and
    further requirements.
    Also see a possible integration of your LAN with a wifi technology. This is
    going to decrease your budget.

    Stavros, Nov 11, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    .... or the hall cupboard - easier to cable both upstairs and downstairs
    from there.
    Don't leave them empty - run some spare Cat5e, or at least some string to
    make pulling easier.
    Rob Morley, Nov 11, 2003
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