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Old 11-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #16
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you can also use a shopvac to pull them up through your conduit also. ive seen this done on multiple commercial job sites.

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Old 11-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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I am considering hardwiring a network in my house. I asked at the big box about cat5 and they told me they had two types. One was much more expensive due to the material used in the conductors. Is this what they mean by cat6? Whats your opinion of wireless vs hardwired? My router is not a wireless router but I can get a good wireless router for around $50.00.
I know you are very good on this stuff. Appreciate any suggestions.....John

Ps.....I ran some cat5 at work a couple times. It was blue in color. I did not order it. Does color signify anything?
Yes it does. (to your last line). Blue is Cat5;Yellow is cat6: I'm not sure if what they told you at the Big Box is correct. (Or if they knew what they were talking about. You know my opinion about how much you can rely in critical moments on what they tell you over there). @ least I've never heard of any difference in the cat. itself. (No matter what) Don't drink and drive, Ever!!!

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Old 11-15-2009, 04:44 AM   #18
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Yes it does. (to your last line). Blue is Cat5;Yellow is cat6: I'm not sure if what they told you at the Big Box is correct. (Or if they knew what they were talking about. You know my opinion about how much you can rely in critical moments on what they tell you over there). @ least I've never heard of any difference in the cat. itself. (No matter what) Don't drink and drive, Ever!!!
This is not true about the colors. You can get each one in every color of the rainbow.
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This is not true about the colors. You can get each one in every color of the rainbow.
Yes, one place I worked I used to use different colors for different areas
And each year I'd use a different color
Made it easier to know where some wires went
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Fiber is not overkill, because it is ran FTTH for Vz, and some new markets that ATT is wiring for U-verse. Cat-6 is overkill in the home, because Cat-5e will handle the 1gb network speeds if a person decides to wire a home network. And since the OP is wiring a xbox 360, which only has a 100gb network port, there is no sense to go with Cat-6.
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I am sorry that I hijacked this thread. My sincere apologies to the OP. I hope he got his answer and is set. It looks like he has.

I am not going to be doing anymore than using the Internet on the network. I have no idea about all these things regarding servers, movies and such with a computer. I may need some classes to learn all this new stuff. I just want my wife to have her own connection. I am going to surprise her with a new laptop this Xmas. Her computer will most likely be in another room with a few walls in between. Thats why I am considering hard wired right to the back of this Linksys 4 switch router. Suggestions appreciated and please not to technical. I do not get it.......Thanks
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I am sorry that I hijacked this thread. My sincere apologies to the OP. I hope he got his answer and is set. It looks like he has.

I am not going to be doing anymore than using the Internet on the network. I have no idea about all these things regarding servers, movies and such with a computer. I may need some classes to learn all this new stuff. I just want my wife to have her own connection. I am going to surprise her with a new laptop this Xmas. Her computer will most likely be in another room with a few walls in between. Thats why I am considering hard wired right to the back of this Linksys 4 switch router. Suggestions appreciated and please not to technical. I do not get it.......Thanks
It's all good, I've finished my project. We have a desktop , laptop, and Xbox now hooked up to a speedtouch router, 4 Cat 5 ports and wireless. My wifes laptop, and I believe all new laptops, come with wireless capabilities. I would just use a wireless router. My wife loves the wireless aspect and grades papers out on the deck in the summer, and near the woodburner in the winter. If she's tired she grades in bed or on the living room couch. Our wireless router is effective to @ 150' and I have used it to stream music in the pole barn. Works great for us.... wireless routers are about $50 and I usually get computer stuff from www.TigerDirect.com but New Egg and Amazon can have great deals too. Good luck!
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I am sorry that I hijacked this thread. My sincere apologies to the OP. I hope he got his answer and is set. It looks like he has.

I am not going to be doing anymore than using the Internet on the network. I have no idea about all these things regarding servers, movies and such with a computer. I may need some classes to learn all this new stuff. I just want my wife to have her own connection. I am going to surprise her with a new laptop this Xmas. Her computer will most likely be in another room with a few walls in between. Thats why I am considering hard wired right to the back of this Linksys 4 switch router. Suggestions appreciated and please not to technical. I do not get it.......Thanks
Hopefully she (the Mrs.) doesn't read this Blog, because it will be a surprise no more...
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When I set up my WiFi router, that is set as a A/P, I placed it behind the Plasma in the Living Room. Hides it, and allows for four more ports if I need them.
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It's all good, I've finished my project. We have a desktop , laptop, and Xbox now hooked up to a speedtouch router, 4 Cat 5 ports and wireless. My wifes laptop, and I believe all new laptops, come with wireless capabilities. I would just use a wireless router. My wife loves the wireless aspect and grades papers out on the deck in the summer, and near the woodburner in the winter. If she's tired she grades in bed or on the living room couch. Our wireless router is effective to @ 150' and I have used it to stream music in the pole barn. Works great for us.... wireless routers are about $50 and I usually get computer stuff from www.TigerDirect.com but New Egg and Amazon can have great deals too. Good luck!
Thanks. Stream music? I have a gazebo right outside and did not install a conduit for speaker wire. I was planning on buying a wireless speaker system. I guess we are talking about the same thing? Walls will not interfere with the signal from the router?

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No, no chance of that. Theres nothing on sale here.
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Thanks. Stream music? I have a gazebo right outside and did not install a conduit for speaker wire. I was planning on buying a wireless speaker system. I guess we are talking about the same thing? Walls will not interfere with the signal from the router?
I have itunes on Desktop & her laptop. I can access my music (shared files) from the desktop on her laptop and play it with small external speakers. Walls don't impact the signal much, but I would guess if you have LOTS of walls with conduit & plumbing it would decrease the range. It works like a cordless telephone, I had to change the frequency of the router b/c I was getting interference from our phone. The pole barn is about 120' from where the router is, and it passes through 4 walls, the garage door and the aluminum shell of the pole building.
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Here's a nice tool that helped me run cable in the walls! Here's a you tube video


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