[TriLUG] [OT] Wired/wireless networking in house

David Hostetler hostetler.david at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:19:02 EST 2011

When I worked in the electrical field we would typically wire everything to
a central location (typically in same area as the phone/cable d-mark) and
use small 8-12 connection patch panels.  Then you can locate your internet
connection there and add in wireless APs as necessary.  I agree with Matt in
that you should wire more than you think you'll need.

Dave Hostetler
M: 919.333.0591
hostetler.david at gmail.com

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Martin Streicher <
martin.streicher at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am renovating a house and need some guidance on how to wire it for
> wireless and wired access.
> Specifically, my home office needs wired access, as does my son's room and
> the family room for higher throughput console and AppleTV connectivity. The
> rest of the house can be wireless. The house is a ranch style house with a
> metal roof and ample attic and crawlspace access.
> My initial plan is to have the cable modem in the office with a wireless N
> router. The router could then feed Cat-5 cables going to the other two
> rooms. This means that a bunch of Cat-t cables have to get pulled into the
> office.
> Another option would be locate the cable modem and wireless router in the
> attic and pull Cat-5 cables to the office, son's room, and family room. In
> the office, I could then connect another wireless router for wired and
> wireless connectivity in that end of the home.
> If you have wired your house, please let me know what you did. Is the attic
> sufficiently heated and cooled for the equipment to be there? Where did you
> place wireless and wired routers?
> Thanks.
> Martin
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