On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:25:23 +0100, Ciaran Mac Lochlainn
<ciaran17 at eircom.net> wrote:
> Keith Hyland wrote:
>> > As others have posted, go for it! I didnt and I'm still regretting it..
>> I went for it :-)
>> Figure out what you need and then double it. And consider getting it
> into other rooms as well as just the attic and kitchen - you might
> decide to change things around in the future. You can use cat5 as a
> phone line (actually, one Cat 5 cable can carry up to 4 PSTN lines) so
> you can have a phone anywhere that you have cable.
I run the cable from the dsl router to the wall socket over cat5e :)
Always nice to know that it isn't the source of problems.
Anthony, as Ciaran said, double what you think you need.
I would seriously suggest putting a drop into the sitting/living room aswell.
Make sure you crimp/punch the cables correctly.
Most wall sockets/patch panels will have a colorguide beside the teeth
to inidicate which core goes where.
Do it correctly and you'll little, if any, problems plus the
possibility of Power-Over-Ethernet - should you ever get ambitious :)
> I installed double RJ45 sockets in the kitchen, living room, hall and
> one bedroom, all connected back to the office, which has two quad RJ45
> sockets. It was a new house, and the builder and sparks were very
> helpful, so that made things a lot easier. I didn't have to cut chasing
> for the cables myself, and all the cabling was done before the
> plasterers went in.
Ducting would be a step up from that again, very handy when you need
some exra drops // fibre patching.
> > you cant have enough connections, put several in your office; wherever
> > you think you might need one, put two, even if you dont crimp them up,
> > at least they are in place if you need them in future. much easier now
> > while the floor/walls are open.
Far neater than having small El Cheepo switches lying about the place.
> > I would also strongly advise a patch panel, even a single 1U unit, in
> > the attic or wherever, and run all the cabling to that.
> > Then its possible to run the phones off this wiring as well, just dont
> > plug the phones into the hub/switch.
>> I didn't get a patch panel, just the two 4-gang sockets, so I've got
> phone lines split using soldered connections. Not ideal :-p
Patch panels certainly make things neater. Anyone have pricing on a
24-48 port 1U unit?
> > Keith
> Cohn's Law:
> The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the
> less time you have to do anything. Stability is achieved when
> you spend all your time reporting on the nothing you are doing.
> Irish Linux Users' Group
>http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug/>>As an aside, has anyone tried running phone (analogue and/or ISDN) and
ethernet down the same cabel (using seperate pairs obviously)??
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