Originally Posted by EniGma1987
Some places cant do that. Hopefully in the massive buildings with 700+ drops some people are talking about here they still can, as I do not think those big office buildings are considered light commercial, but for the any homes and light commercial grade buildings the construction crews have not used conduit for wiring (electrical or low voltage (networking)
)in a long time. Instead they staple the cable to the studs
which makes it pretty much impossible to ever upgrade wiring unless you rip apart the walls.
In hindsight, I wished that I had been more proactive about the wiring when my house was built, because even though they used Cat 5E, it was terminated with RJ-11 jacks for POTS. I thought that was an iffy move in 2008 and utterly asinine today since hardly anyone uses POTS anymore. I don't want to repurpose it and splice it just to get a pathetic 10/100Mbps throughput. I would like to tear that junk out altogether, but it's stapled to the studs, so it stays and I get to keep a useless wall plate for RJ-11 in every room. I hate how lazily crews set this stuff up for most residential builds nowadays. Worst of all, I have a slab foundation, so there's no basement to run the wiring. It has to go up through the attic and holes drilled through the second floor floorboard and sill plates to drop back down to the first floor. It will all be done in due time and all my waiting just enables me to get higher-spec cable, but just looking at the existing RJ-11 jacks makes me angry. DECT phones were available then so RJ-11s in each room were outdated, never mind that people were already starting to ditch home phones altogether.Edited by Snakecharmed - 10/4/16 at 8:01am