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Old 07-06-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Anyone know of a network/cable wire installer? Need to wire my home cheaply. I've look at some companies and there pricing is way too much. I'll probably end up doing it myself if nothing affordable comes up.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Anyone know of a network/cable wire installer? Need to wire my home cheaply. I've look at some companies and there pricing is way too much. I'll probably end up doing it myself if nothing affordable comes up.
There's no cheap way other than yourself. Do it. I did. Much MUCH faster and more reliable than WiFi crap.

I ran from the basement up to the first floor and 1 line to the attic with a hub going down to 2nd floor rooms. There are about 4 rooms hardwired and Wifi access points for our numerous roaming laptops.

Get good quality tools. Termination is a PITA. Invest in termination testers to be sure you terminated right. Otherwise you'll go crazy wondering why speed is slow, computers spontaneously disconnect etc etc. Even pros have to redo a lot of terminations. Be careful not to kink cables or tug them too hard. They can and do break internally. Lots of info on the interwebs. Good luck.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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There's no cheap way other than yourself. Do it. I did. Much MUCH faster and more reliable than WiFi crap.

I ran from the basement up to the first floor and 1 line to the attic with a hub going down to 2nd floor rooms. There are about 4 rooms hardwired and Wifi access points for our numerous roaming laptops.

Get good quality tools. Termination is a PITA. Invest in termination testers to be sure you terminated right. Otherwise you'll go crazy wondering why speed is slow, computers spontaneously disconnect etc etc. Even pros have to redo a lot of terminations. Be careful not to kink cables or tug them too hard. They can and do break internally. Lots of info on the interwebs. Good luck.
what do you mean by termination? My install would be pretty easy. Just need 3 rooms with 1 coax and 1 cat6. I would have a router in the basement for cat6 and a splitter for coax.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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what do you mean by termination?
Termination is just clamping the plug or socket on to the end of the cable. I was assuming that you'd run the cables from your hub/router to wall sockets with plates (similar to the cable outlets in most houses). In that case you'd "terminate" the cable at the socket. If you use store-bought cables with plugs then it's a non-issue.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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ps - be careful putting a splitter on the end of a coax cable. Unless you have an inline booster or amp the splitter reduces signal strength and introduces noise. For TV it usually doesn't matter. For data it OFTEN matters. symptoms include getting cut off from the web and slow speed. This can occur even though the TV works fine.
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