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Re: [Shop-talk] running ethernet wires

To: Mark Andy <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] running ethernet wires
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:07:42 -0400
On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Mark Andy <> wrote:
> Howdy,
> I need a higher speed network connection from my office (where my 'server'
> pc lives) to the living room (where my PS3 lives) to stream video, etc.
> Is there anything magical or to watch out for in terms of running ethernet
> wires, or is it a trip to Lowes/HD to buy some ethernet cable, some
> connectors / baseboard plates, and a cheapo crimper?
> Even if I get energetic and run wires to other rooms, I'm probably going to
> be running < 10 wires.
> I know I need switches etc. to connect to the network. I'm fine with that
> stuff. B Its the "how do I connect an RJ-whatever connector to the ethernet
> cable and what spec ethernet cable do I want" part I could use some advice
> on, if its not going to be obvious at Lowes/HD.

If you're doing fixed wiring, with jacks in wall plates, this is a
reasonable way to go.  (Though you'll pay a substantial premium for
buying from the Borg.)  If what you're planning on doing is running
patch cables, then do yourself a favor, and buy them.  They're as
cheap as buying the wire and connectors, or even cheaper; they're done
by machine, so they're loads more reliable.  And, if you're doing
fixed wiring, buy your patch cables.  Resist the temptation to buy
them from the Borg or an electronics Borg, and you'll save a bunch of

I get most of my small quantity cabling from these days.  very good prices, shipping
charges that reflect reality, and fast service.

David Scheidt
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