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post #1 of 7
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Hi guys!

I have bought a new house that's built over 3 floors. The router is on the bottom floor and my PC, Xbox etc is on the top floor.

An electrician is going to install a CAT6 cable on the outside of the house so that I can plug my Netgear Nighthawk in upstairs as an access point. He's asked that I buy the materials though.

I think I need about 20m of CAT 6 cable that can then be wire up to a network socket upstairs and downstairs.

Could someone please point me in the right direction, as networking really isn't my thing ☹️

Rep waiting!

Thank you!

MaK
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post #2 of 7
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Shielded-Twisted-Network-Cable/dp/B006L268R0?camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=iphone0f76-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00ESDUUGY/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

Are these any good?
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yup, should work out fine!
( but guessing you bought it all already ) biggrin.gif
post #4 of 7

Regardless if u bought them or not. CAT cables come in a different variety of shielding: http://www.belden.com/blog/datacenters/STP-UTP-FTP-Cable-More-7-Types-When-to-Use-Them.cfm

 

I would suggest getting a variant with shielding, however for home use it doesnt really matter.

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post #5 of 7
If you are going to drop it on the outside of the house, use FTP or F/FTP. Bascially that you have some aluminium foil around the cable, so it is screened aganst possible interferences. I remember having a curious case on one of the jobs I was working on, where we had terrible speed and packet loss on a specific cable, and it turned out that basically an Air conditioner unit was right at the cable's location on house wall, and the motor was giving quite some interferance to the signal. Shielded the cable on that part of it, and voila, everything worked again.
post #6 of 7

Use standard Cat. 6 STP if you run anywhere near mains wiring.

 

Remember to get wall sockets with grounding, otherwise STP is even worse that UTP if you don't ground the shielding.

 

And of course, shielded leads!

 

 

If you're far away from mains cabling you can use box standard Cat5e UTP.

   
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post #7 of 7
You will want this cable for the outdoor run:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cablematic-Cable-Spool-24AWG-Exterior/dp/B007KA3QAO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1470931905&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Cat6+STP+UV+resistant

Along with these keystone jacks:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shielded-Keystone-Category-Ethernet-Lightning-proof/dp/B01GFWST2M/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1470931966&sr=1-2&keywords=CAT6+shielded+jack

And buy 2 port wall plates:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Socket-Plate-Network-Faceplate-Module/dp/B004GD9XDW/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1470932052&sr=1-4&keywords=CAT6+wall+plate



Have him run 2 cables during the install because it wont even really take any extra time and this way you can connect 2 devices or more importantly, if something goes wrong with 1 of the lines you have a backup.
Those parts I listed are all shielded so it protects the cable from pickup up EMI and RFI which will degrade performance. The Cat6 shielded is also capable of running at 10 gigabit speeds if you ever upgrade your home to that speed.
Edited by EniGma1987 - 8/11/16 at 9:18am
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