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Topic # 27354 23-Oct-2008 02:24
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Hello... a quick advice for a novice.

I have DSL at home and would like to install additional ethernet jacks to living room, bedrooms, etc.  Any advise on how to create additional lines.  What would I need as far as hardware.  I presume somehow that the new lines will be connected to the existing DSL line.

I could go with wireless, but rather not.
Many thanks.
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  Reply # 172951 23-Oct-2008 06:42
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You don't need an additional line(s), you simply need a router.

If you want to install additional jacks around the house rather than use wireless you obviously need to call in somebody to run some cabling for for, since I'm guessing you don't have the skills to do this yourself. This cabling will all need to be run back to a central point where you can install your router and/or modem and will allow you to have internet access from anywhere there is cabling.

Wireless is s much simpler solution but doesn't deliver the same bancdidth as a ethernet solution or give you the flexability of cat5 cable such as being able to use it for a phone.

 



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  Reply # 172952 23-Oct-2008 06:56
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thanks for the reply.  I'm pretty handy with running cables and connections as I setup the original DSL lines from the phone box using a splitter.  This is working well, thanks to the advise from members in this forum.

And I also have a router.  My DSL is working well.  Just need addtnl jacks.

You mentioned "central point", I guess this is what I need, somekind of hub to connect the dsl line from the phone box to that hub, and from there, run lines to various rooms. 

Can you point a specific hub for this?

thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 172957 23-Oct-2008 07:57
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powercodebsi: thanks for the reply.  I'm pretty handy with running cables and connections as I setup the original DSL lines from the phone box using a splitter.  This is working well, thanks to the advise from members in this forum.

And I also have a router.  My DSL is working well.  Just need addtnl jacks.

You mentioned "central point", I guess this is what I need, somekind of hub to connect the dsl line from the phone box to that hub, and from there, run lines to various rooms. 

Can you point a specific hub for this?

thanks.


My a hub I mean a central point where all the cabling from each location is terminated, preferably with a patch panel. You are running new cables that will have a RJ45 jack on the wall that runs back to your router, preferably via a patch panel.

You aren't touching the phone cabling at all.

If you aren't familair with running running cat5e cable and installing jackpoints (and the fact you don't understand exactly what is required indicates this to me) then you're probably better off not attempting this yourself. You will need tools and testing equipment that if going to cost you money to buy.



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  Reply # 172977 23-Oct-2008 09:23
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Thanks for the reply, but I beg to differ.  All I'm asking for is the hardware I need to setup a central point where all DSL wirings connect to.  I did not realized this was going to be so difficult to get an answer.

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  Reply # 172980 23-Oct-2008 09:44
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The point we are trying to make is that you are not wanting DSL jacks, but rather ethernet jacks. The "hub" in a sense is simply the ADSL modem/router (with associated patch panel or mounting blocks) with the ethernet cable runs ultimately connecting to the LAN interface on the ADSL modem/router. The phone/DSL line simply connects to the WAN interface of the ADSL modem/router as it already does and unless you shift the router does NOT need changing.




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  Reply # 172984 23-Oct-2008 09:50
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You can get networking stuff from just about anywhere but here's an example the hardware you'll probably need.

1:  A network switch or hub

2:  Cat 5E networking cable usually a roll say 30m or 50m depending on how much you need
   
http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=314

3:  Faceplates and jacks for the faceplates

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=93&page_number=1

4:  Crimping and Insertion tools for attaching the jacks to cables and the cable to the faceplate jacks

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=329



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  Reply # 172985 23-Oct-2008 09:53
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powercodebsi: Thanks for the reply, but I beg to differ.  All I'm asking for is the hardware I need to setup a central point where all DSL wirings connect to.  I did not realized this was going to be so difficult to get an answer.


You aren't touching the ADSL wiring in any way. You have 1 ADSL modem/router in the house that shares the internet connection.
All your additional wiring has nothing to do with ADSL or your phone wiring. It's cat5e cable used for for ethernet with a jackpoint on the wall that connects back to your router/modem.

I get the feeling you want to have multiple computers around the house that all have their own ADSL modem. This isn't how you connect things up and simply doesn't work as you can only have 1 modem per line.




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  Reply # 173009 23-Oct-2008 11:14
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Sbiddle, my apologies for the less than classy response, I understand now what you are trying to say.  Also thank you Ragnor and Spyware for the details.  I will dig further into this.
regards,
CG

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