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hans

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Who wired their house for ethernet?
« on: January 18, 2021, 10:43:44 AM »
What cable did you choose? I know I need plenum, but it seems like cat6 is the common version vs cat6e or 'a'.

I tried using a powerline setup but the speeds were not impressive in my house (probably the meh wiring). So I'm going to stop being lazy and run cables to each room.
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Re: Who wired their house for ethernet?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 09:41:21 AM »
We have regular cat6 plenum. Nothing we have can really take advantage of anything else. Even cat6 is technically overkill but figure we'd be "future-proof."
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Re: Who wired their house for ethernet?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 11:28:02 AM »
Why not just get a mesh router?  My kids get almost the same speeds as me being hardwired 2 floors down (they are hardwired into the satellite).  Running cables is just a pain in the ass.

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Re: Who wired their house for ethernet?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 02:17:16 PM »
I have the Google Nest one but I'm not getting fast enough speeds now that I have gig fiber. Could be the Google one is just not impressive. I also don't have the ethernet backhaul.
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Re: Who wired their house for ethernet?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 03:58:57 PM »
My internet is only 200Mbps (advertised) and I have an Orbi which does have the triband backhaul channel (wireless).  Works great for us.  The kids (again, 2 floors down), get 200+ Mbps down.