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In my new house each room will have a wall plug with 2 RJ-45 plugs and 2 cable jacks, it is prewired with either Cat 5e or Cat 6 wiring (not sure which) and I want to know how do I go about utilising it? I will probably be looking at 4 computers right away, my main rig, my brother's rig, my dad's office PC and my mom's kitchen computer so how do I go about making the internet come through those Cat 5e/6 plugs on the walls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In my new house each room will have a wall plug with 2 RJ-45 plugs and 2 cable jacks, it is prewired with either Cat 5e or Cat 6 wiring (not sure which) and I want to know how do I go about utilising it? I will probably be looking at 4 computers right away, my main rig, my brother's rig, my dad's office PC and my mom's kitchen computer so how do I go about making the internet come through those Cat 5e/6 plugs on the walls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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Where is the concentrator block? Have you found it yet? It's the place where all the CAT wires come together. If so, what type it it? Pre-patched? Or are the wires just hanging there?
 

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We haven't moved into it yet, should be in about 3 months or so if the deal goes through which I hope it does, I was just starting to plan out what we'd do when we do move so I was just wondering. Basically, my thoughts were you buy a router and hook it up to the wires that then go to the wall plugs in various rooms? Also what type of router should i get, with so many rooms a simple 4 port router won't cut it right?
 

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There should be a place (Most likely in the basement) where all the wires come together. Just plug your modem into there and it should work.
 
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Go ahead and get any router that you can afford, (Make sure it has a built-in firewall) then get a switch that has enough ports on it and plug everything in there with the router in the uplink port. Once you find where the cables are grouped together, it would be beneficial to you is finding out which cable goes to which room for troubleshooting purposes in the future.
 

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for that.. just plug in all the plugs into the switch/router.. and plug in a computer to each.. and the network activity lite on the switch/router will go active..
 

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or you can make an even better one w/ a server as a firewall and get a 16 port switch. run everything to lets say your closet (so you have control of course). make a patch cable that goes from the switch port to one network card in the server, then make another network card go to your modem. you got a firewall plus the control. Then make an active directory so you can moderate anybody and implement policies on anybody's computer in the house, muhahahahahahaa.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">or you can make an even better one w/ a server as a firewall and get a 16 port switch. run everything to lets say your closet (so you have control of course). make a patch cable that goes from the switch port to one network card in the server, then make another network card go to your modem. you got a firewall plus the control. Then make an active directory so you can moderate anybody and implement policies on anybody's computer in the house, muhahahahahahaa.</div>

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</div>Can we say overkill??? <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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You can actually implement policies on a simple XP machine thats not on an AD. You just have to go to each machine.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Can we say overkill??? <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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You can actually implement policies on a simple XP machine thats not on an AD. You just have to go to each machine.</div>

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</div>screw that pooch. its better to do it from AD and have everyone require a login. secure and simple <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Our house was prewired and requested cat6 specifically. You might want to do the same. Unfortunately all they did was wire... nothing was terminated so I got to do it all myself.<br />
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More than likely, all the cables will come together in the basement, if there is one. all these should be terminated into a patch panel. Get a wireless router if you plan on going something(s) wireless in the future. Get a gigabit switch and connect all from patch panel to it... or at least the rooms with computers. Keep one spot on the switch free so yo can connect to the router. <br />
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Voila, you've got a home network going. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Find out what will be done so we can fine tune suggestions <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Houses in San Diego CA rarely have basements, in my current house 4 rooms are prewired with cat5e and their cables come together in the laundry room behind a panel in the wall, so let's just use my current house as an example, would I just stick a router in there, plug those 4 wires into the outbound ports in the router and plug the internet into its inbound port and that's that? Too bad the only wired rooms are my parents bedroom, the living room, my dad's office and some other room. My bedroom and my brothers' aren't prewired in this house so for the next 3 or so months I guess I'll just have to deal with wireless (lol).<br />
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Oh and since Im always sucking all of our bandwidth with my torrents, my dad said if we get a good enough price for DSL in our new house I may get my own line and the rest of the family can share another line, haha that would be so cool.
 

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sheesh, just get cable <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> plus get a server and just limit their bandwidth through policies on active directory and give yourself priority <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Isnt FIOS out in your area?<br />
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And If there are two in each room maybe hook one set up to the router and the second set to a switch to allow you to share across the network over a hardline to each other. This would be nice say if they wanted to watch a video in one room but the HDD upstairs has it.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Houses in San Diego CA rarely have basements, in my current house 4 rooms are prewired with cat5e and their cables come together in the laundry room behind a panel in the wall, so let's just use my current house as an example, would I just stick a router in there, plug those 4 wires into the outbound ports in the router and plug the internet into its inbound port and that's that? Too bad the only wired rooms are my parents bedroom, the living room, my dad's office and some other room. My bedroom and my brothers' aren't prewired in this house so for the next 3 or so months I guess I'll just have to deal with wireless (lol).<br><br>
Oh and since Im always sucking all of our bandwidth with my torrents, my dad said if we get a good enough price for DSL in our new house I may get my own line and the rest of the family can share another line, haha that would be so cool.</div>
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If you want your wired network to be running and sharing files/data/etc on 100mb then just hooking all up to the router should be fine. If you want the home network to be a little quicker, here's what I'd do:<br>
-Broadband internet from Modem to the Router<br>
-Router to Switch (gigabit)<br>
-All room wires connect to the switch.<br><br>
btw... for a complete gigabit network, all computers would need a gigabit connection either through the lan/ethernet port of mb or an adapter... otherwise, connections would be determined by slower computer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you want your wired network to be running and sharing files/data/etc on 100mb then just hooking all up to the router should be fine. If you want the home network to be a little quicker, here's what I'd do:<br>
-Broadband internet from Modem to the Router<br>
-Router to Switch (gigabit)<br>
-All room wires connect to the switch.<br><br>
btw... for a complete gigabit network, all computers would need a gigabit connection either through the lan/ethernet port of mb or an adapter... otherwise, connections would be determined by slower computer.</div>
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if you're on a switched network the computers that woudl be gigabit woudl all send at gigabit until they sent to the megabit, then they'd drop down until they sent back to a gigabit source. "autonegotiation" is a thing of the past w/ hubs.
 
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