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Topic # 165743 19-Feb-2015 09:40
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I figure an electrician will be more experienced in running cables in an existing home, and lower cost than an IT company/person?

Plan is to run cable from PC room, to living room for a switch and to sleepout for a switch, ideally a faceplate in these 3 locations.
I guess if there is a powerpoint there that wuill be easier/cheaper as well?

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  Reply # 1242133 19-Feb-2015 10:05
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Aotea have proper data cable guys, pretty sure they do residential stuff. 

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  Reply # 1242174 19-Feb-2015 11:14
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"I figure an electrician will be more experienced in running cables in an existing home, and lower cost than an IT company/person?"

Not from what Ive seen.
Bare network cables just left hanging out of the wall(left for someone else to finish the job) ,or no network wall jack points labeled, usually nothing tested , setup with wifi modem inside a metal box .
Sure , they can 'run' cables. Im sure some do a great job, Ive yet to see it though. :-)

There are Network cabling Installers, who ONLY install network & associated cables, patch panels etc. They can also properly test & certify the cabling install.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1242180 19-Feb-2015 11:21
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1101: "I figure an electrician will be more experienced in running cables in an existing home, and lower cost than an IT company/person?"

Not from what Ive seen.
Bare network cables just left hanging out of the wall(left for someone else to finish the job) ,or no network wall jack points labeled, usually nothing tested , setup with wifi modem inside a metal box .
Sure , they can 'run' cables. Im sure some do a great job, Ive yet to see it though. :-)

There are Network cabling Installers, who ONLY install network & associated cables, patch panels etc. They can also properly test & certify the cabling install.


Which is why my thread includes "Ethernet Literate" 

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  Reply # 1243756 21-Feb-2015 16:24
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1101: "I figure an electrician will be more experienced in running cables in an existing home, and lower cost than an IT company/person?"

Not from what Ive seen.
Bare network cables just left hanging out of the wall(left for someone else to finish the job) ,or no network wall jack points labeled, usually nothing tested , setup with wifi modem inside a metal box .
Sure , they can 'run' cables. Im sure some do a great job, Ive yet to see it though. :-)

There are Network cabling Installers, who ONLY install network & associated cables, patch panels etc. They can also properly test & certify the cabling install.


Which is why my thread includes "Ethernet Literate" 

 

Just because hes literate doesn't make him a network cabling (communications) technician. Running the cables can be done by anyone, but connecting them and ensuring they are fit for purpose is a different story so why pay extra to get a guy who is expert in power cabling so that he can run communications cable. And no, the IT companies generally just contract out cabling work to people like MultiMedia Communications Limited which looks like a good company to call.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 1244376 22-Feb-2015 20:00
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A company called DEB International, he would want to do it in a weekend, as he looks after the fit out of branches for a large south island company monday to friday. Pm me if you want the details.

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  Reply # 1244790 23-Feb-2015 13:49
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Try Kiwicomms or Aotea. Have dealt with both although after watching them enough I was able to pickup enough tips and tricks to cable my house myself to a much better than DIY standard.



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  Reply # 1244832 23-Feb-2015 14:15
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Cheers for the above recommendations. I'm hoping to get what I need, or shalf of what I need included in my UFB install in early March, otherwise I will make calls based on your above posts 

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