On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Frank Murphy (Frankly3D) wrote:
> What search term would I use,
> I tried using various search terms,
> and cam up confused.
>> If we take:
>http://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/>> What would I be looking for to connect a GigE Router into a OM3 cable.
An ISP that can deliver a broadband solution of > 100Mbps?
http://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/acatalog/Converters.html is what you need to
convert fibre to copper. The higher the speed you want to run over the
link the more you're going to pay for it.
For a home network, I can see the benefit of installing fairly
future-proof wiring to save tearing out obsolete wiring down the road.
I've done it, and end up using my laptop via wireless more often than not.
Given that you can run 10GBASE-T on twisted pair, how long is it going to
be before you see yourself passing more traffic within the 4 walls of your
house than your typical mid-sized company does today? Will you have the
active infrastructure (servers, switches, network cards - dinky little
switches from Linksys and Netgear won't hack it) to actually drive data
this fast? Unless your house is really, *really* big (cable runs > 150m),
twisted pair should provide more than enough capacity.
If you feel it's absolutely essential to be future proofed then look at
fitting some sort of duct solution into which you can install additional
cabling at a later date - when you turn your house into a data centre for
example. It'll still probably work out cheaper to rip the old stuff out,
replace it and hire a plaster.
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