That seems like a fine idea, particularly for that number of ports.
What is the situation with the cabling going in the walls?
Will you ahve to get plasters in or do you have ducting?
The cable is thicker than phone cable, particularly with two together
so tacking it into the corner of the room wouldn't be nice neatest.
Regarding the cable itself, if you can get some Shielded CAT5e (STP as
opposed to UTP) or CAT6 you should be protected against electrical
noise from, say, that induction motor you keep in the bathroom :)
You'll need matching STP heads (they have a thin metal shield
embedded in the plastic - essentially a Faraday cage) and possibly STP
walljacks, but you'll be pretty much guaranteed that noise won't be an
issue if they're crimped correctly.
It should scale to Gigabit over Copper (GoC) nicely aswell.
NUIG Computer Society
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 17:33:11 +0100, Anthony Staines
<anthony.staines at ucd.ie> wrote:
> We're having bits of our house remodeled as I speak, and it occurred to
> me that it would be a good idea to put in some Ethernet cable while this
> is happening. I have several PC's variously linked by long cat-5 cables
> and wireless links from a combined adsl modem/router/wireless hub from
> Netgear. This works well, but it is rather tatty, as my beloved has
> occasionally pointed out to me.
>> What I want is to put the hub in one room (the office), connect it to
> wall sockets, link these sockets (by CAT-5 cable) to sockets in the
> attic and kitchen. Unfortunately I have no (real) idea what I'm doing. I
> dimly remember things called patch panels which did exactly what I want.
> You plugged your hub into the panel by a short cable, and a long cable
> ran from the panel to a wall socket far away, into which you duly
> plugged your PC. Patch panels now seem to come for 19" racks only, and I
> definitely don't want one of these.
>> So, what should I do? The simplest solution, if it worked, would be to
> put one double RJ-45 socket in the wall in the office, put the two
> cables into this, presumably using an RJ-45 crimp tool, and run each
> cable up to a single RJ-45 socket in the wall in the attic and kitchen.
> Would this work? Any advice on suppliers of good quality sockets?
> Obviously this solution doesn't scale well, to say the least, but I can
> live with that.
>> All help gratefully received,
> Anthony Staines
> Dr. Anthony Staines, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology.
> Dept. of Public Health Medicine, UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland.
> Tel:- +353 1 716 7345. Fax:- +353 1 76 7407 Mobile:- +353 86 606 9713
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