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Old 12-14-2015, 04:25 AM   #11
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Ah I see thank you

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Old 12-15-2015, 04:17 AM   #12
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I might buy a new cable, We got them pretty cheap a while back so are probably cat5. I'd like to be able to wire the whole house up but that would get messy.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:32 AM   #13
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It's not as messy as you'd think.

my dad wired his house (many years ago)
(in fact so long ago that wireless B was the "standard" and was crazy expensive, so putting dedicated cables for all the different computers that seemed to be in the house was a good idea.

you have other options now.
cable in full cat 5/6/7 and use proper cables.
use home plugs (shorter runs only) to use your mains cables, - they advertise speeds of 500Mpbs, over a hundred meters...

and I was (randomly) looking at some devices by mikrotek

RouterBoard.com : RB260GS

5 1Gb ports for the work stations that you have "local" and then an SFP on the back, - which would let you run fibre (busting through that 100m limit) so if you have a "noisy" house that's big so wireless repeaters, cables and home plugs won't work. now fibre is a very realistic possibility... (it's $39.)
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^ just on that point, you've got to be careful how you run fibre cables though... we had BT install a point-to-point fibre line between two sites, and we had a major outage because somebody wrapped the fibre cables into too tight of loops...
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #15
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Indeed, for those considering fibre, you need to lookup maximum permissible "bend radius" which is different for every case of fibre thickness.
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