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# 18769 23-Jan-2008 10:02
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Networking n00b question time.

I bought a PS3 in the weekend and am looking at options for connecting it to my DSL connection in another room.  A wireless router looks quite price-prohibitive at the moment (unless those cheapie DSE ones are any good) so I'm considering a little cabling, plus I know next to nothing about setting up a wireless network.

I've seen a previous post on this (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=66&TopicId=18318) but this looks a little more complicated than what I need (I think).  All I think I need is a 3-4m length of cable (cat5 or cat6?) and wallplates in each room.  Would that be all I need or is there something else I'm missing from the equation?




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  # 106232 23-Jan-2008 10:19
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Yes, that's right. A couple of wall plates with RJ45 sockets & cable etc. The CAT5/6 sockets should come with colour coding to follow; make sure you match the spec, i.e. there is A & B wiring, so chose either A on both, or B on both.

The other option if you want cheap cheap & don't mind drilling a bigger whole, is just buy a long network cable, drill a big enough hole in the floor in each of the two rooms that will fit the cable plug. Run cable down hole, and back up the other.




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  # 106233 23-Jan-2008 10:29
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coffeebaron: Yes, that's right. A couple of wall plates with RJ45 sockets & cable etc. The CAT5/6 sockets should come with colour coding to follow; make sure you match the spec, i.e. there is A & B wiring, so chose either A on both, or B on both.



To avoid any confusion you should always use 568A in New Zealand or Australia as it's the AS/NZS standard.

 
 
 
 




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  # 106235 23-Jan-2008 10:43
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Thanks guys.  Does it matter which of CAT5 or 6 I use?  Also, any recommendations for where I source the parts from (I'm in Wgtn)?




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  # 106241 23-Jan-2008 11:12
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cat 6 is rated at 10 gigabit. Hardware is expensive though. Cat5e is fine for 10/100/1000 Mbps. Cat7 experiments have achieved 100 gigabit over 70 metres.




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  # 106401 23-Jan-2008 22:02
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lugh: Thanks guys.  Does it matter which of CAT5 or 6 I use?  Also, any recommendations for where I source the parts from (I'm in Wgtn)?

As spyware says, doesn't matter. CAT5e will do the trick, but if not much price difference, then go CAT6. Check out:
http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/
And search for these (NB: the patch lead - chop the ends of and use as your cable, or buy a cable roll)
FP-110 SINGLE
FP-C6-002
FP-MBOX38
PLE-C6-10
CT-UTP PLASTIC




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coffeebaron: As spyware says, doesn't matter. CAT5e will do the trick, but if not much price difference, then go CAT6. Check out:
http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/
And search for these (NB: the patch lead - chop the ends of and use as your cable, or buy a cable roll)
FP-110 SINGLE
FP-C6-002
FP-MBOX38
PLE-C6-10
CT-UTP PLASTIC

Ooh, this site looks right up my alley!  Laughing

Would the FMT-SINGLE product be a good alternative for the wall-sockets?  They look a bit lower profile which may please Her Indoors more (though it's not clear from the picture how it's actually mounted).

Also, just to confirm, the wired option is definitely better for wireless if I want to stream media files from my PC to the PS3?




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  # 106456 24-Jan-2008 08:33
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lugh:
Would the FMT-SINGLE product be a good alternative for the wall-sockets?  They look a bit lower profile which may please Her Indoors more (though it's not clear from the picture how it's actually mounted).

Also, just to confirm, the wired option is definitely better for wireless if I want to stream media files from my PC to the PS3?

They should work, and be cheaper. Not sure how they mount either, guess there will be screw holes underneath. Possibly could skirting mount them too.

Yea, a solid wired connection always wins over wireless, especially if streaming video.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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