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Master Geek
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Topic # 193789 24-Mar-2016 12:08
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Hi all, 


Hope this is in the right forum, if not, mods feel free to move to more appropriate forum.




So my main router is in the kitchen and approx 5 meters from my lounge.  I don't have access to the roof/underfloor space to run cabling, so it will have to be in the room.  


Anyone know of any good and cheap tips/solutions for managing cabling like this that's not permanent (we're in a rental)??  I've got a wee boy who's almost crawling, so don't want any loose cabling lying around if I can help it... 

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  Reply # 1518969 24-Mar-2016 12:23
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have you looked at powerline adaptors?

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  Reply # 1518984 24-Mar-2016 12:29
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When i was flatting, to avoid running cables under the floor (Aside from the fresh cat5e run for the master filter as Allowed to be done by the proprietary manager.) we simply went with the good old rug/mat/tape to floor method 


 upon final leaving a quick wipe for any left over sticky and it was good as new.


 crossing above walkways works better than straight across, Always will be someone who doesn't lift their feet and will always somehow trip over it even if its a flat cable.




Otherwise as @wellygary suggests, look at powerline.




Within the same room at 5M distance a decent 5Ghz AC signal wouldnt be the worst of options too, although i would go with that as worst case still.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1519082 24-Mar-2016 14:24
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Yes will consider powerline as a last resort if I can as I already have the ethernet cable already.  


I do have a Netcomm NF8AC, so it's not the end of the world, but would like to cable it to my xbox in the lounge if I could.  


Thinking I might just some 3M hooks and sticking a whole bunch round the walls.. but those things get expensive fast, so was hoping people might know of alternatives..

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