Quick to the point. What's the best and CHEAPEST method to provide in-room internet hookup for a motel? Doesn't have to a device in each room, maybe something that can be rented out. But can't be too expensive, but be able to reach each room.
There's wireless, but i heard antennas can only be 9ft long cable-wise (one negative). And you have to hand out bulky wireless adapters with power supplies to each guest (another negative).
Ther other is HPNA. But it's a bit more complex due to varying systems used by motels. And from what i've read, more expensive ($5000+).
My uncle has a 40-unit motel, but if i find a way to hook his dsl to all the units for under a grand, he'll go for it.
1 x 48 port switch, or as many ports as you have rooms with connection. (A hub may or may not be cheaper)
CAT 5 cable to suit (max length 100Mtrs per length)
2 RJ-45 ends for every length of cable.
1 NIC for every unit.
1 cable end crimping tool.
Dunno prices over there, but I'll be surprised if you can do it under a grand.