On Thursday 12 August 2004 13:27, Keith Hyland wrote:
> As others have posted, go for it! I didnt and I'm still regretting it..
>> 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.
>> 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.
Am I the only person who thinks this is completely insane?
Ethernet is dead as the dodo,
as also are landline phones with many outlets.
Do you really wander about with a laptop
plugging it in to Ethernet outlets in different rooms?
There is something to be said for connecting computers in the same room
with ethernet, but as for drilling holes in ceilings and walls -
I saw someone on TV was listing 20 ways to lower the value of your house,
and this must be near the top of the list.
The only question is, whether to go for WiFi or Bluetooth.
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