Ronan Mullally wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Frank Murphy (Frankly3D) wrote:
>>>> 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
>> Did you read my original post?
>>http://www.linux.ie/lists/pipermail/ilug/2009-December/104091.html>> Good point, I got distracted by all the fibre and 40G stuff ;-)
>> You'd be better off running STP rather than UTP if interference is an
> issue. The added cost of media converters on each end of a fibre run
> would more than outweigh the cost of STP cable and connectors - not to
> mention providing a little more protection from manic tradesmen
> (or DIYers) wielding power drills.
STP provides no protection whatsoever from manic tradespeople, as my
complete lack of working CAT5e in the conservatory will attest to. Best
we can figure out is that the carpenter caught the pair of cables with a
screw while putting the floor down upstairs and made bits of the two cables.
I've tested the FTP (Foil shielded UTP) cabling in the house and the
rest of it supports gigabit at least - I've not tested faster than that
due to time pressures and not yet overcoming the laziness of bringing a
10G tested home. The electrician drew in OM3 fibre to the upstairs rooms
but I've yet to terminate and test it - that will be revealing.
For your house and gigabit, it's hard to justify CAT6 due to price, but
decent CAT5e FTP will cost of the order of €300 for a box of 350m of
cable. Terminations cost varying amounts, and you'll need deep backboxes
or a front-plate extender if you want to terminate the shield as well.
If you need part numbers or anything, give me a shout and I can send
pics of what I have here.
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