One important thing to do when running a home network is to run Ethernet cable. If you don’t do this, your home network will be slower and less reliable than it should be. You also might have problems with your Wi-Fi in some areas in the house. This post will tell you how to use coaxial or Cat5e/6 cables to run Ethernet cable from one room or area of the house to another room or area of the house so that it will not go slow and won’t lose signal strength. The post also tells you some tips for running Ethernet cable so that it won’t cause any problems like voltage drop.
Step-by-step Guide to running Ethernet cable:
You have two types of cable that you can use. Coaxial or Cat-Cable. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages but why not choose coaxial? It is simpler and less likely to have problems.
Decide where the first connection point needs to be for your network. That is where you will plug in all of the devices. You can make more connections if needed. Keep all cables vertical when running them outdoors so that they don’t become less powerful as they go across the ground.
To run cable through your wall or ceiling, cut a hole. Make sure it is sealed with silicon so that you won’t have to do more work later on if you want to move things around.
Pull the coaxial cable from inside your home to where the first connection point will be. Use staples around the wires except for ethernet cords which don’t need anything extra. Don’t attach them tightly, in case there is a fire or something bad happens at one end of the wire.
– Connect the cable wire by pushing one end into the other and then putting it through a tester. This will check to see if there are any faults in the wire. For coaxial, you can unscrew one connector from each end of the wire and connect them together using an L-shaped plug or “F” plug connector. Remember to screw these connectors tightly so they don’t come loose!
Staple the wires where needed. Do not staple cables in your walls because this will cause problems later, when you want to connect new things like TV or printer.
Now you have run Ethernet cord from one location to another!
How do I connect an Ethernet cable to my computer?
If you do not have an Ethernet connection card on your computer, then you need a USB cable. Unlike running a cable through the wall or running ethernet cord outside of the home, there is less work involved in running a cable from one location to another when running Ethernet from one device to another. Simply plug one end of the cable into your device and the other end into an open port on your computer. You will want to make sure that this new device has the same IP address as your previous location for everything to work properly.
How do I wire my house for Ethernet?
In your walls, the cable should be on the bottom. You can also use coaxial cables in the same way to avoid power loss over time.
Running Ethernet cords outside your home can be done by burying it. Make sure you bury the cable in a trench and seal the end so that animals don’t make a nest around your wires. You can also run the wire over PVC (a pipe) for example, or alongside telephone or electric lines.
You should take all wires out of an unused wall when running Ethernet cord outside of your home as this will cause problems if you want to use it later.