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Question DetailsAsked on 3/11/2014

Who can install ethernet wiring?

I would like to wire my house with Ethernet cabling to connect computers in different rooms with a modem.

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Electrician, Communications technician (either local or with a multi-national like Siemens or Honeywell), a local Communications electrical company, a few computer repair companies.


One thing to consider, if you are not doing this by Ethernet for security purposes like I did (to avoid using airwaves), is for about $70 you can get a Cisco Linksys or similar router that will connect to up to four computers anywhere in your house - assuming they are not over about 4-8 years old or running an antique OS. Avoid having to do more than plug power adapter into the wall, plug an Ethernet cable into your modem, and plug a short Ethernet or high speed USB cable into your "mother" computer, go through the setup routine (simple), then log in from each computer so the router recognizes them all. Can typically, unless cheapest model, also handle a networked shared printer for all. If you do not have modem yet, for under $100 you can get one where that is built in too, depending on whether your ISP wants you to have a specific brand modem or not (if so, they usually provide ti for free). Totally avoids running wiring around the house.


Be sure to set up the security options on the router, and turn off Guest access, so not just anybody can access your new "intranet".

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