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    thank you to everyone who has participated to this thread, it has been very useful.

    This is what i have come up with. We have a pantry cupboard in the kitchen under the stairs which is where i have decided to run all the cables back to and have the router,switch and a small 2x 8 patch panels. Ive attached a floor plan, its not exact but its more or less the same, our all is a bit bigger which runs along the side of the lounge and has access to the kitchen and lounge so we dont have to walk through the lounge everytime we want to go up stairs.

    Hall:
    2 network sockets with 1x double electric socket next to the BT Master socket. Extended bell wire / cat5e/6 to run to outside of house and down the side and pop back in the pantry where the router will sit.
    1x double socket on the wall opposite the stairs
    The hall is to get 4x downlights with LEDs.

    Lounge:
    Tv in the corner near the window on ajoining wall to neighbour. Here there will be 2x double electrical socket, F connectors for Sky, TV aerial socket and 2x Network sockets.
    On the same wall near the dinning room 1x double elec socket (kitchen to be knocked through to dining to make a kitchen diner rather than a lounge diner), 1x double elec socket next either side of the patio doors with and outside double elec spurred off.
    2x double elec on wall to the hall (one each side of the sofa)

    Kitchen
    Nothing happening yet, will be doing this later

    Bedroom 1
    4x double elec sockets (one in each corner) and a high level (HL) double socket for TV on the wall. 2x network sockets in one of the corners. TV Aerial point at HL with 2x Network sockets (HL) for smart TV etc for the future.

    Bedroom 2
    4x double elec sockets (one in each corner). TV and 2x network sockets in one corner

    Bedroom 3 (kinda office)
    This bedroom has a cupboard for the HWC (hot water cylinder). The HWC will be coming out and the boiler will be in the attic.
    3x double elec sockets with a aerial socket. The corner with the TV socket will have 2x network points and the wall opposite will have 2x network sockets.

    Landing
    1x Double electric socket and a double network socket which will eventually have an access point on giving the whole house wifi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    our all is a bit bigger
    Love the fact you type with a Leeds accent!

    Looks like a good plan - you didn't mention whether you decided on Cat 5e or 6 though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrritableTech View Post
    Love the fact you type with a Leeds accent!

    Looks like a good plan - you didn't mention whether you decided on Cat 5e or 6 though...
    :P im a bit undecided at the moment. Cat5e is obviously cheaper but cat6 will last longer and i feel it gives a better connection. Don't know why but comparing cat5e to cat6 here at work, cat6 has always seemed that little bit better even over short runs.

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    Unless you are running compatible equipment on each end cat6 is pointless.

    Ben

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    I would keep the router next to the bt master socket and then connect back to the pantry from there more reliable connection.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I would keep the router next to the bt master socket and then connect back to the pantry from there more reliable connection.

    Ben
    I thought about that too and wall mount the router... hmmmm.

    Is it sad im getting a little too excited about this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrritableTech View Post
    Love the fact you type with a Leeds accent!
    That's nothing. When I went to Glasgow for an Ingress Anomaly they all typed Scottish. I cannae make it, etc. Was very bizarre!
    I'm not even sure what a Leeds accent sounds like, nor how you would type with one lol

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Is it sad im getting a little too excited about this???
    Hell no. You're turning your house into your home - and there's a big difference there. It's perfectly justified getting excited about it - Just make sure you drop the excitement once you tool up. Nothing worse than running into a job full of enthusiasm and eagerness only to muck it up

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    You could always move the BT Master Socket problem solved then surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    You could always move the BT Master Socket problem solved then surely?
    I'd prefer not to move it at all. If and when we come to sell it it means the next owners can have a phone there rather than been in the pantry. Who knows, there might not be "Master Sockets" in 40 years time

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    I'd prefer not to move it at all. If and when we come to sell it it means the next owners can have a phone there rather than been in the pantry. Who knows, there might not be "Master Sockets" in 40 years time
    Could get a ADSL filter faceplate for it and run a C6 from that to the pantry and that will make a neat job and non dodgy filters hanging around XTE-2005 Filtered Master Faceplate - ADSL Nation

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