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    Let's see, just me, two tvs, Xbox, blueray player, two tablets, three phones (one that is actually connected to a phone network) and two laptops and a desktop pc. That's 12 for just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Let's see, just me, two tvs, Xbox, blueray player, two tablets, three phones (one that is actually connected to a phone network) and two laptops and a desktop pc. That's 12 for just me.
    And you probably have the worst internet connections of all of us out in NZ @SYNACK... are you using the entire country's bandwidth?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    And you probably have the worst internet connections of all of us out in NZ @SYNACK... are you using the entire country's bandwidth?!
    Most of it, yes I do get web sites in 14.4kb/s type mode on occasion, title and background... heading... first paragraph... second. It is why tabbed browsing is so useful here, you start up the computer in the morning, open a few dozen tabs and by morning break they are all ready to read

    Oh, and I forgot my arduno microcontroller with Ethernet shield, that thing can tweet pointless data with the best of them as well, I think it may be a celebrity
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    What router did you get?
    I gave up on the Virgin Superhub as wifi was always dropping out. Tried a variety of routers in the cupboard like the D-Link Virgin used to give out. In the end I bought a WD MyNet N750 purely because it was on special offer at Amazon. It is dual band which is probably more important than the make/spec - so that usage gets spread out over 2.4 & 5 GHz (although we don't have that many devices that support 5Gz yet...)

    I've got an 8-port hub plugged into the router which is just about full - handily my router is located in an alcove behind the TV so consoles/streaming boxes with a wired connection can be connected directly. I have been tempted many times to have a wired network fitted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiendishlyclever View Post
    I have been tempted many times to have a wired network fitted...
    I'd like to know how to do that properly and neatly as hopefully going to try and get our own house in the next few years so would come in handy

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    My sky router deals with requests from:

    4 iPhones
    3 iPads
    3 Laptops
    2 Raspberry Pis
    1 Smart Tv
    1 Blue ray player
    1 Squeezebox
    1 Sky box
    1 Wii
    1 Xbox


    Wireless supplied by 2 Unifi UAPs.
    4.5 devices per occupant.

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    4 laptops
    2 phones
    1 ipad
    1 raspPi
    2 Consoles
    1 Mac Mini

    5.5 per person

    But this may be bias due to the laptop / multimedia setup in the shed (-:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I'd like to know how to do that properly and neatly as hopefully going to try and get our own house in the next few years so would come in handy
    Every time we decorate a room, we chase a channel out of the wall - put in some trunking and cat5. Or under the floor. I'm sure my house is held up by cat 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    Every time we decorate a room, we chase a channel out of the wall - put in some trunking and cat5. Or under the floor. I'm sure my house is held up by cat 5!
    What about getting cat 5 between rooms or from downstairs to upstairs ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    What about getting cat 5 between rooms or from downstairs to upstairs ??
    Theres always gaps

    In our house I have a link from a switch in cupboard upstairs and over the stairs. It comes down through floor board and out of the ceiling downstairs then down in the wall to a Switch in the living room under the tv. There's a small bit of cable showing but it's in a place I can box in without anyone knowing.

    In our house at least I can normally get into cavity between ceiling and upstairs floor boards without major issues
    Although for the dining room, I'm just going to use power plugs.

    Why not just buy my house and it's done for you - I'm trying to sell it

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    Theres always gaps

    In our house I have a link from a switch in cupboard upstairs and over the stairs. It comes down through floor board and out of the ceiling downstairs then down in the wall to a Switch in the living room under the tv. There's a small bit of cable showing but it's in a place I can box in without anyone knowing.

    In our house at least I can normally get into cavity between ceiling and upstairs floor boards without major issues
    Although for the dining room, I'm just going to use power plugs.

    Why not just buy my house and it's done for you - I'm trying to sell it
    Pm sent, but is there a knack to getting the cat 5 to go down a corner under the floor board and down through the ceiling etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Pm sent, but is there a knack to getting the cat 5 to go down a corner under the floor board and down through the ceiling etc?
    PM replied.

    Tbh there's normally a gap like I said - or still a small hole. Room to room is easy enough. I only have 1 link between down and upstairs and that comes out at the bottom of the stairs so isn't in eye line and is just a tiny bit of cable on the corner.

    In newer houses with plasterboard walls / cavities it's probably even easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    PM replied.

    Tbh there's normally a gap like I said - or still a small hole. Room to room is easy enough. I only have 1 link between down and upstairs and that comes out at the bottom of the stairs so isn't in eye line and is just a tiny bit of cable on the corner.

    In newer houses with plasterboard walls / cavities it's probably even easier.
    PM replied again lol

    Any guides online etc on how to do it ?

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    Good grief.
    Lets see now..

    Portable: iPhone, Kindle
    Front Room: Blu-Ray, Xbox, TV, Mac-Mini
    Study: Desktop, Macbook Air
    Bedroom: 2nd Mac Mini
    Server Room: NAS

    I _think_ that's it.

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    Hmm

    Two iMacs. A Macbook. Two iPhones. An AppleTV. A Wii. Two Kindles. An iPod touch which gets used occasionally.

    Mostly Apple stuff. /hides

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