On 23 August 2010 14:50, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
> so I have two rooms in my house, one above the other, with a server
> upstairs and the TV room downstairs. I want to run CAT5 from one to
> the other (wifi just isn't cutting it).
>> There's a small (6" x 4"?) ventilation shaft that runs in the walls to
> both of those. I can't see a light shone in one end of the shaft from
> the other end, so I think there are a cuple of corners in there.
>> Ideally, I'd send a ferret in one end, with a string tied to his tail,
> and order him to wriggle down and come out the other end. But I don't
> have a ferret right now.
>> Has anyone got any good tips on how I might get a cable through,
> navigating those corners? Anyone got a very long endoscope I could
> borrow, maybe?
My initial thought is go fishing... a strong line with a lead weight
on the end might drop its way down given a few bounces on the line.
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