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    Re: Basic Network Help

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3518885/Cat5e-Single-Socket-RJ45-Ethernet-Network-Face-Plate/Product.html?ptsl=1&ob=Price&fb=0&&_$ja=tsid:11518|cc:|prd:3518885|cat:Networking

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    Can be had much cheaper than prices quoted.

    Go to a nearby electronics store, they will cut you some cat 5 for a couple of quid (I have spool of 300M that cost less than £30).

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    Re: Basic Network Help

    since you are doing the networking for you room. Why not just do a proper network design to wire the whole house. and you can set up a smart home before you know it. I am sure your parent will be impressed on what technology can lighten their daily lives.

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    Re: Basic Network Help

    Quote Originally Posted by singdollar View Post
    since you are doing the networking for you room. Why not just do a proper network design to wire the whole house.
    Brilliant!
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    Re: Basic Network Help

    Some good advice and some not good advice so far.
    Cat6 is a major pain in the bum to run at home without kinking the cable - the inner sleeve is just too stiff. Run cat5e, you'll be dead before you exceed it'[s bandwidth with 1 run! Definately run 2 cables just incase!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go here http://www.swhowto.com/ and find out everything you need to know about wiring a network in your home.

    Go here to buy you stuff www.toolstation.com


    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Elec.../sd2745/p64596 double RJ45 wall socket £5 (you'll need 2, one for each end of the run)
    pattress box 38p
    patch cables from 63p

    Cable has become more expensive in the last few years due to the price of copper, see if you can find a local computer store who are willing to cut the length you need from a reel otherwise ebay is the best place to get cut lenths if you don't need a whole box.

    Buy a punchdown tool, http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Elec.../sd2745/p40716 , as the plastic one use ones are terrible and will cause you problems. You should be able to do the whole job for less than £50 no bother.

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