On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 12:22:24PM -0000, Noel Carrol mentioned:
> Has anyone used Dave Ryan's article on the site to set up a home network?
> Has anyone set up a home network even? Specifically what I'm looking for
> is the kind of cost involved and how you configured yours. Did you have any
> hassles with builders/electricians (if the house was being built). What
> was the result like? I want to do one of these but I would like a good idea
> of the cost for budgeting purposes.
I didn't get the whole place done - all I have is five blank sockets
around the house, each with two CAT5 sheilded twisted pair cables behind
them. It cost £270, for the cabling and everything terminates in the
attic. They also didn't provide the proper wall plates (I'll do that
myself when I need to use it).
Expect to be charged £50 a socket plate if they wired it up, and about
£300 extra if you want them to put in a patch panel in the attic.
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