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# 183998 5-Nov-2015 22:39
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I've just got my fibre installed and the ONT device is in the extra bedroom however I need an ethernet cable run from there, under the house, to the lounge room because putting the router there would be more centrally located. Is there anyone in the Wellington region able to do such an installation? I'd be happy to provide the necessary cabling. I'm unsure whether this is the correct place to put it.




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  # 1422033 5-Nov-2015 22:42
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C'mon mate, do it yaself!

Seriously though, drill a hole at each end, drop cable down, cruise under the house and you are all done.



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  # 1422035 5-Nov-2015 22:46
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C'mon mate, do it yaself!

Seriously though, drill a hole at each end, drop cable down, cruise under the house and you are all done.


I'd do it but I'm too fat to get under the house lol. I'll look at plan B which is having an exterior cable which will be easier if I can't get anyone.




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  # 1422038 5-Nov-2015 22:49
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Borrow someones small child to do it?




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  # 1422046 5-Nov-2015 23:03
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Damn, these ideas go from bad to worse - I'll stick with the external route lol.

Edit: Interesting, the two heater outlets in the bedrooms were on their sharing a circuit and the one out in the lounge room was on its own one - power line networking from the small bedroom to my bedroom then put the router on the window ledge above the bed, both ethernet cable and wireless maxing out the internet connection where as going from the extra room to the lounge room using power line networking was only hitting 140mbps.




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  # 1422934 7-Nov-2015 19:37
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If you dont want to do it yourself, then getting a pair of homeplugs will be cheaper.

If you do want to do it yourself, then use a fishing rod or broom.
I regularly do dish installs and need to run a cable under a house, but it is company policy not to go under a house.
So we look to see if there are any pipes, stay away from power lines and then drill down.
We poke the cable down and then pull it out from under the house with a tool called a pulling rod - a fishing rod or broom stick with a hook on the end works just as well.

At the other end send down a short length of cable, pull it out to the edge of the house, join the two and then pull it up into the destination room.

But seriously, a pair of TP-Link homeplugs for $120 are awesome. Or the ones with a wifi access point built into the slave unit are even better at $199





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