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    External ethernet cable

    This isn't really related to work but a client wants to hook his router up to his BT vision or Sky box, (I forget which) but routing an Ethernet cable through the house from where the router is would be very difficult.
    It would however be very easy to route it externally from the office to the lounge, on the outside of the house.

    Does anyone know of any building regulations or such that this might effect? I don't think there is but I want to double check that its OK to do.

    Another option is homeplugs but I've no experience of them.

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    I don't know if it affects any building regs but i routed stuff around my house and nobody has complained - i ran it will some co-ax which was already in place and you can't really tell.

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    The customer doesn't want it routed around the skirting boards and its got a solid floor so no going underneath. How exactly have you routed it around your house?

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    I doubt it affects building regs, and I hope not as I ran some externally back in the spring time. The building inspector checking the garage conversion (where the cable was running to) didn't say anything, anyway.

    Get external grade Cat5E though, with the weatherproof & UV-resistant shielding and all that. eBay is honestly about the cheapest place to get it from.

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    Homeplugs work great, just make sure you spend a little bit extra and get a decent brand like Devolo, I've tried the cheap n cheerful ones and they're pretty rubbish in comparison.

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    Cheers for the advice guys. I'll have a think about it.

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    i put small semi circle sticky back (although it does have an odd screw in it) trunking along the front inside wall (and others as needed) of my house and shoved audio\network\aerial cables in it just looks like the skirting board is taller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    The customer doesn't want it routed around the skirting boards and its got a solid floor so no going underneath. How exactly have you routed it around your house?
    I threaded my network lead through a Coax socket on the wall by making a slight whole in the bottom (my router is about a foot away from the socket. It then runs around the outside of the house tacked to the wall and then in through another hole I drilled on the other side of the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I threaded my network lead through a Coax socket on the wall by making a slight whole in the bottom (my router is about a foot away from the socket. It then runs around the outside of the house tacked to the wall and then in through another hole I drilled on the other side of the house.
    Arh right, that makes more sense. There is already a hole in the wall where the TV is, from an old aerial cable. So I will make use of that and I'll just need to drill a hole in the office. Its certainly the cheapest option but I'd rather not go drilling holes if the customer is happy to buy a decent homeplug setup.

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    Mine goes through the loft and exits behind the guttering downpipe then down the wall and in through a vent hole - cheap as chips and has been running for 10 years

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    External grade or home plugs, external grade might be cheaper.

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    You can pick up 300m of external for £40, not sure how that compares to the "more reliable" home plugs cost wise but it will be far more reliable in the long run.

    External CAT5e

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