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BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45810 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
Why do I want more? The house is already "wired" it just needs to be finished with a switch or patch panel.



SportTiger1
SMU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
14692 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
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Oh, and finally, for the love of God, please, please, please don't staple all that shite to the studs on the way down.


I did this bullcrap behind my fireplace with my HDMI cable while i was building. Wasn't until i tried to install a 4k HDMI that i realized....you ain't pulling an HDMI head through a Staple, no matter how hard you pull.

I had to start over.


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whitefoot
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
2626 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
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Why do I want more?

You really only have 7 devices you want to connect to the switch? Remember you'll need one for your router to plug into the switch.

I guess the suggestion to get a larger switch because usually by the time you add up all of the TVs, printers, computer locations, wireless access points, cable/DirecTv/Dish box (with DirecTV you need one of your devices networked to access onDemand content), Gaming consoles, etc., and have a port or two left for future expansion you need more than and 8 port switch.


Nomex0619
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Dec 2016
92 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
So a 24 out switch panel should b all I need. No patch panel correct? And should I buy my own modem or use the one cox will b providing?


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BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45810 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
But the house is already wired and only has 8 ports throughout the house unless I’m missing something. The only thing I have to finish is installing the switch or patch panel and cabinet to hold it in the wall.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
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But the house is already wired and only has 8 ports throughout the house unless I’m missing something. The only thing I have to finish is installing the switch or patch panel and cabinet to hold it in the wall.


You running PoE? you should.


BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45810 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
If the ability is there that is something I want to do


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whitefoot
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
2626 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
If there are 8 network locations you want to connect to within the house, then in order to use an 8 port switch, you will have to place your router at one of the 8 locations. If you plan to keep your router in the same location as your switch AND provide connectivity to the 8 locations, you'll need a 9 port switch.

And, while it's not ideal, you could place switches at any of the 8 locations to connect multiple devices at that location.

POE is great if you're planning to put an access point somewhere where you don't want to run power.


BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45810 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
I think I'm going to go with this 12 port patch panel and this is the router I already have


whitefoot
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
2626 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
Well there you go. You never said you already had a router with an integrated 8 port switch. Or maybe I missed that part.


BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45810 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
Sorry I was probably unclear. I just want to make the ports in my house active. Unfortunately, I cannot use that router as the panel/switch as that would require it to be located in the basement.

Thanks for all your help


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FCP
Delta State Univ. - Fightin' Okra
Member since Sep 2010
2177 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
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so a random ATT truck wont give a random non ATT customer 100 feet of fiber cable. for free?
Dude, when I work the 'hood, I'm handing out free remote controls like candy. Guys come up wanting switches, screws, all kinds of shite. I can't guarantee you that every guy out there would hand over 100' of fiber to you, but this guy would.

From my perspective, you get to place the line exactly where you want it, and when I come out there on the install, I'm not struggling to get past 5 fire blocks inside the wall and into the bottom of some cabinet beside the fireplace on the first floor of a 2 story house.

We both win on that one--because I'm not gonna spend 3 hours on a pain-in-the-ass wall fish just to get the ONT/modem exactly where you want it.


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colorchangintiger
Houston Astros Fan
Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
28983 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
My two bits of advice is to run conduit and make sure your ethernet cable is rated for in-wall. Conduit will make it much easier to replace a line that goes bad.


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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
38002 posts

re: Wiring my house(internet)
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Terminate?


Might want to hire out this job ...

But if you're determined to DIY it isn't hard to do the run, the "hard" part is just making the right choices. For example, if you are running cables without a cable channel (i.e. right through the insulation) you'll want plenum-rated cable.


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