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woodson

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#198060 24-Jun-2016 13:01
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Anyone know the rough cost of installing a network port in a residential property? Our fibre ont and router are in a ground floor bedroom, and our lounge is on the second level. We'd like to install a network port in the lounge, so we can hard wire a Raspberry Pi running Kodi.

 

 

 

Or maybe powerline adapters would be a cheaper alternative?


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RunningMan
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  #1579513 24-Jun-2016 13:02
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It depends how hard it is to get the cable between the two points.


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  #1579517 24-Jun-2016 13:05
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 How long is a piece of string?

 

 

 

(Pretty much exactly as above - we need a lot more detail to give any sort of estimate.  But yeah, powerline adapters may well be a better option)





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  #1579524 24-Jun-2016 13:19
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Powerline adapters would almost certainly be the cheapest option - but without knowing the exact layout and build of your house answering the question isn't possible. I'd imagine it being anything from $150+ upwards.

 

 


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  #1579529 24-Jun-2016 13:24
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Thanks for the advice guys. Sorry for the lack of detail. I guess it's probably 20m from the ont to the foot of the stairs and then up a flight of 15 stairs to the lounge. Oh, and it's a lockwood house if that makes any difference? Pardon my fairly vast ignorance in describing these matters!


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  #1579530 24-Jun-2016 13:34
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It'll come down to the details.  Really, someone needs to come and have a look to figure out what's going to be required.


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#1579532 24-Jun-2016 13:35
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Yeah, I thought as much...just figured I'd see if there were any ballpark figures out there.  


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  #1579533 24-Jun-2016 13:38
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Lockwoods aren't easy - being that they have solid wood walls (no cavity). It may be possible to route it round the edges of carpets (between smoothedge and walls) or in ducting along skirtings. Would it be possible to go outside then back in on an outside wall?


 
 
 
 


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  #1579534 24-Jun-2016 13:38
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The process probably involves access under the house and drilling  hole in an internal wall with extendable bits on a power drill. Then you run some cable.

 

I reckon it you will end up with a guy and an apprentice for an hour plus materials. Labour costs will be most of the charge. So somewhere between $150 - $300 sounds like a ballpark guess - probably closer to the $200 rather than $300 figure.

 

If you run conduit it will be cheaper but that depends on if you like the look.

 

You will find getting a quote probably be ending up more expensive than a Time & Materials job as may want to allow for possible hidden issues in so cover themselves in a firm quote.


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  #1579537 24-Jun-2016 13:40
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if you're running one to the lounge run a bunch.  Wont be that much more expensive that running one (just the cabling and ports).  They don't have to do anything, but when you get a bigger switch they can all be utilised (if you get some more devices)

 

 





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  #1579553 24-Jun-2016 14:02
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woodson:

 

...it's a lockwood house if that makes any difference? ...

 

 

A Lockwood means no internal wall cavities to run the cable I think.

 

Seems like powerline adapters would be the only realistic solution


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  #1579559 24-Jun-2016 14:10
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Whereabouts in the country are you? Perhaps a geekzoner might be able to help?


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  #1579561 24-Jun-2016 14:16
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Cost me $200-ish to have network cables run from a bedroom and lounge back to an office on the same level (via the easily accessible roof-space).

 

He used phone and satellite cables to pull the cable down to existing wall plates and added Ethernet sockets.

 

It all went pretty smoothly and took a couple of hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1579564 24-Jun-2016 14:22
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Or surface mounted conduit, which will be conspicuous on timber walls ...

 

PolicyGuy:

 

A Lockwood means no internal wall cavities to run the cable I think.

 

Seems like powerline adapters would be the only realistic solution

 





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  #1579582 24-Jun-2016 14:53
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You will want to do it in brown trunking. The brown actually looks ok on the lockwood timber.

 

I would say $200+.


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