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Wire my home for networking

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October 5, 2012 6:41:23 AM

I am looking for wiring my home for internet cables. I want to set it up such that I can get internet cables in my all rooms.
I will be receiving a DSL cable from provider that will end at a room, I then want to distribute it to all rooms.
Can any one tell me how should I go about. I already have a router that I will be able to use. I want the network sockets in wall panels in all rooms.


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October 5, 2012 12:39:18 PM

Your router most likely does not have enough ports unless you are going to not have all the jack active in all the rooms at the same time.

You have pretty much described the general process of how you do it. Or did you not know you go to your local home improvement store and buy a box of cat 6 cable and the wall plates you like and start cutting holes and drilling.
October 5, 2012 1:24:56 PM

I wont have all the ports active at the same time, four ports in my router should be enough. Or else I can buy a switch later if required.

How do I put an extension for the DSL cable, so that the ISP guy can just hook some where at the end of my home and they dont have to run the wire through room to reach to my DSL modem?
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October 5, 2012 3:01:50 PM

They can run DSL on lan cabling if you want. DSL normally just runs on whatever phone wire you have but it is less suspect able to problems if you run it over lan cable.

If you want wall plates they make rj11 versions of those or you can just run the cable and put rj11 ends on it.
October 5, 2012 3:23:30 PM

Well the ISP cable which ends at my home and goes into modem doesnt look like a telephone cable, it doesnt have any such pins, its a thick black round cable which has a single copper wire inside
October 5, 2012 4:02:43 PM

If it is only a single conductor it is most likely coax. That is more what a cable company will deliver not DSL....but I have heard ATT uverse is sometimes called dsl.

If you have the option I would leave the modem at that point and use lan wire to extend to your router.

Check with the isp if the cable is 50ohm or may be marked on the side. If it is 75ohm you can get that at the home improvement store also. Just use RJ6 cable and wall plates, coax is much tougher to get though the walls because it is stiff. They make ends that require no special tools to install.

If the cable is 50ohm it is pretty much the same process but you most likely will need to buy your cable and ends over the internet.

October 5, 2012 9:43:29 PM

The easiest thing to do is take the Internet feed (sounds like you have cable modem rather than DSL with that coax) and attach it to your modem/router and then add a wireless access point at the opposite end of the house attached by CAT5e or CAT6 cable from an LAN port on your router to the distant access point.

If you need to wire all rooms you can, but all should be connected so buy an inexpensive switch, from your router LAN port use a patch cable to the switch and then from the other switch LAN ports to all the rooms. With 802.11ac coming so soon (some devices are already here) consider carefully if you really want to wire an existing building.

If you would rather not run Ethernet cable, you can distribute your network over existing coax or home power lines to an access point or two with or without Ethernet at those devices.
October 6, 2012 5:16:58 AM

Yeah I just looked at pics of coax cable, and I have exactly that cable.