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Question DetailsAsked on 6/3/2014

What service would you call basic Home Network install?

Just looking for someone to do basic move router from top floor to middle floor and run some cat5 network cables down through walls to basement. Not really showing up in services lists. Maybe this is God's way of saying I should just do it myself ;^)

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Generally not tough to do yourself, assuming you have access to the bottom of a (uninsulated easier to pull through) wall to drill through the bottom plate to run the wiring. You can buy CAT5 cable at Radio Shack and Amazon and computer and box stores in economical 10, 25, 50, 100 foot lengths with the end connectors already on it so you don't have to worry about buying a crimping tool to fit the connectors or learn how to make up an end connection - just carefully wrap the ends in padding when pulling and pull (tape) on the wire, not the connector so you don't break the snap connector off the ends. You can also buy data-outlet wall plates and boxes that are designed to install in the wall without nailing - just cut a hole, push plastic box in, and tighten a couple of mounting screws that tighten dogs up against the back side of the drywall.

Other category vendors who do this type of install - Electricians, some Computer Repair and Services who do in-home service, and Phone Repair vendors - both independent and most landline and hardwired cable TV and telephone companies (assuming you are a customer of theirs for some service. Also Handymen of course. Of course, with some of these they will not carry the necessary cable and connectors with them, so increased cost if you do not have the components already.

Be sure to check what type of connectors you need - several different types of data connectors depending on what you are connecting to including two different sizes or phone and ethernet connectors - for instance handset connectors are narrower than regular phone connectors, and there are at least 3 different ethernet connector depending on what connecting to and number of wires in the feed.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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