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    Some home network wiring advice please!

    This is a discussion on Some home network wiring advice please! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've just bought my daughter a cheap PC to help with her schoolwork which now means there are 4 PC's ...

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      Some home network wiring advice please!

      I've just bought my daughter a cheap PC to help with her schoolwork which now means there are 4 PC's in the house. I want to invest a some time and effort plus a minimal amount of money into re-wiring the current wiring I have in place so that my daughters is connected to the internet.

      The picture at the moment is;

      Master Socket - Long RJ11 Cable - Router - Cat 5e to my PC and Son's PC and wireless to wifes laptop.

      The picture I have in my head;

      Master Socket - Short RJ11 - Cat 5e fanning out from there to the other comps and laptop remaining wireless.

      The thing is home networks is not one of my strengths so some advice would be appreciated. Also I get a modest speed increase when testing the facesocket test plug so was looking at the ADSL nation XTE, I'm pretty sure its compatible as my master socket has the removable bottom half.

      I imagine the cheapest way will not be with premade cables but to cut and make them myself, ofc swapping over the two wires for a crossover.

      Any advice will be appreciated


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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      your plan seems a sound one...and an xte-2005 faceplate would be fine assuming you have the NTE-5 BT master socket (which it seems you have)...
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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      Yes a filtered faceplate would be a good investment. You might also want to consider a Network Switch Depending on your house layout, connecting this to the router and placing it in a suitable position, may cut down on the wiring you need. The other option is converting to a Homeplug network, which could give you a network connection wherever you have a power socket.

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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      was going to suggest a switch, put it where the router was and then you only need one ethernet cable to replace the long rj11 that was in use...
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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      The master socket is more or less the mid-point for all 3 computers so the cables will have to double back on themselves unles I start going up through ceilings which could end in disaster if I hit a water pipe.

      I guess this would make the switch defunct but I would like to be able to put some bandwidth limits on the kids computers so they cannot hog all the resource.

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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      Check out this -- Traffic Shaper XP - Freeware Bandwidth Limiter
      I have never used it, but you are going to need something like it. How well it works depends on how 'PC savvy' your kids are.

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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      I will give that shot, cheers.


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      Re: Some home network wiring advice please!

      I second the homeplugs advice, not the cheapest option but soooo easy to do.

      Cost about 60 with postage from e-bay for 3. 80 for 4.

     

     

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