you will need Category 5 wire, connectors, & supplies….maybe $50 to $200..depending on how much wire and how many jacks.
Category 5 ("Cat 5" if you want to sound like you know what's going on) wire has 4 pairs of wire….blue, orange, green, and brown. Fortunately, the back of the wall jacks are color coded exactly the same way. Note the RJ-45 plug on the above wire.
The process….The only reasonable way to accomplish this task and to increase the value of your home….rather than decrease it by punching large holes in the wall and pulling wire through….is by installing wall jacks. It's usually not difficult to pull the wire up inside the wall, cut a neat rectangular hole in the wall board, and install a finished and professional looking wall jack.
The wire and the wall jacks are all available at the large home improvement stores. The wall plates can also be fitted with phone, cable TV, and audio outlets. So, while your are pulling wire through the wall, pull an extra string from the hole in the floor or header along with the wire and leave it there so you can easily pull phone or other wires later.
- Metal piece goes in wall - the ears bend to the back of the wall board
- The cover plate has openings for phone, cable, & computer
- The Cat 5 cable is punched down on the color coded jack with the provided tool
- Buy short network cables with RJ-45 jacks on each end to connect from each computer to the wall jack
If your network is really going to run at 100 Megabits you need to be careful with the wire as you are putting it in….don't kink or knot the wire…don't staple or nail it down…make your bends in the wire nice smooth curves.
Next step is to plug it all in...tell the computers about the new network...and go. The very best way to do this is to go to www.wown.com . They have the complete step by step and the best advice.
You have my email address.....keep in touch......Russ
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