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General Chat Thread, Network cabel installation at home in General; Originally Posted by Rawns Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Would stripping the plastic from the cable so it was a flat ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
    Would stripping the plastic from the cable so it was a flat ribbon and then shielding it with foil work? This, I hasten to add, is simply an idea, test before you go pulling your carpet up to fit such a cable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on the age of the house and how the skirting board has been fixed tbh.

    Ben
    Too bloody right - if I tried to get my skirtings off - most of the plasterwork would come with it!

    You could always get some flat cable 20m FLAT Cat5e Ethernet/Patch Cable - GREY: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics - easier to hide under carpets (if you have them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Too bloody right - if I tried to get my skirtings off - most of the plasterwork would come with it!

    You could always get some flat cable 20m FLAT Cat5e Ethernet/Patch Cable - GREY: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics - easier to hide under carpets (if you have them)
    @SpuffMonkey

    I never even gave a thought to flat cat5e! That would make life so much easier, if the skirting was to come off.

    In regards to the skirting coming off with plaster, that's not a serious problem, but one to be semi-concerned about. Just goes to show how bad your plaster is!

    Anyway, i think Rawns is gonna leave it as it is, so i'll leave him be. If you need any other ideas Rawns, or anyone else does, gimme a shout.

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    Why not try powerline adapters...I have a pair here and my TV runs through them really well.

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    take skirting off,

    Score along lower 2" of plaster board

    Break off lower 2" of plaster board

    Place cable in new cavity in wall

    Reaffix skirting.

    Done.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    Why not try powerline adapters...I have a pair here and my TV runs through them really well.
    Yep every time! I'm a ex sparky and ripping the skirting boards off can be a right pita! The thing that will determine how much mess and making good you do is what the skirting boards are fixed to and with what. Big nails into a brick wall can be very messy whereas gripfill onto plasterboard not so!

    Anyway I use power line adapters here and they are great and will do up to 200 meg.

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    Remember fiber is a LOT thinner

    I also have a couple of 1gB fiber cards that are going on eBay soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I've tried Ethernet power adapters before but found them next to useless even though the wiring is only 5 years old. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
    Says he's tried them

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Says he's tried them

    Ben
    That will teach me to skim read too quickly :-)

    Then external grade cat5 outside the house. If its run nicely and clipped properly then it will look fine

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