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  Reply # 1585064 3-Jul-2016 11:43
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DarthKermit:

 

@coffeebaron

 

This member of GZ does installations and covers the Auckland area. He might be able to help you.

 

 

Cool, will hit him up!

 

afe66:

 

Is it your house or do you rent?

 

A.

 

 

We own.




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  Reply # 1585068 3-Jul-2016 12:03
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Here are some pictures of the run I envision

 

I know everything is messy but I was in a hurry, before someone was to undertake a job (if I was to hire someone) I would of course clean everything up :)

 

(sorry for the double post!)

 

Because I am new I cannot post links but the images are here on imgur:

 

imgur (dot) com/a/erFlY

 

 

 

Also interesting to me is that geekzone uses tinymce? That's cool I guess...

 

 

 

*edit*

 

Also would someone be able to break down what exactly doing it myself could involve?


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  Reply # 1585111 3-Jul-2016 13:42
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It depends how "good-a-job" you want. It looks like its across and up a little. 

 

You could run a cable yourself. But its a LOT cleaner if you get RJ45 jacks installed in the walls. Someone would probably have to go to the property to determine where you are gonna run the cable. But what I would do to start is go and plug in a longish ethernet cable, and play some games and make sure there are no issues. There probably wont be. But this will confirm this is your problem. 






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  Reply # 1585120 3-Jul-2016 14:01
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I see vents in the outside wall at floor level of your room?

If running it myself, I'd use one of these vents for the room entry point, and definitely terminate it unseen under the desk (else you're just adding more wires to the 'rats nest')

The outside white box is called your ETP entry, and that's where the fibre is likely to be installed to. The new ISP may well also give you a router with Ethernet connections (depends on ISP) and 2D give a great router with 4 gigabit points so your new cable would just run straight from that back out the wall and up through the wall behind your office. This shouldn't cost more than a couple hundred for someone else to do, and less than a hundred for you to do yourself reasonably well (if you already have the tools - hammer drill, Ethernet crimper and side cutters).

For a quick and cheap (dirty) job it's just the cost of a premade wire of the right length and a couple holes drilled (and filled!) so roughly $30-$50? Some square conduit for another $30 odd should make it quite clean looking outside too, though face plates would tidy the inside nicely also.

How big is your budget - that decides how good it'll look?



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  Reply # 1585139 3-Jul-2016 16:10
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darylblake:

 

It depends how "good-a-job" you want. It looks like its across and up a little. 

 

You could run a cable yourself. But its a LOT cleaner if you get RJ45 jacks installed in the walls. Someone would probably have to go to the property to determine where you are gonna run the cable. But what I would do to start is go and plug in a longish ethernet cable, and play some games and make sure there are no issues. There probably wont be. But this will confirm this is your problem. 

 

 

Yes, I will go and buy a cable to hang out my window to confirm, but I can hardly call myself "PC Master Race" without an ethernet connection anyway!

 

PhantomNVD: I see vents in the outside wall at floor level of your room?

If running it myself, I'd use one of these vents for the room entry point, and definitely terminate it unseen under the desk (else you're just adding more wires to the 'rats nest')

The outside white box is called your ETP entry, and that's where the fibre is likely to be installed to. The new ISP may well also give you a router with Ethernet connections (depends on ISP) and 2D give a great router with 4 gigabit points so your new cable would just run straight from that back out the wall and up through the wall behind your office. This shouldn't cost more than a couple hundred for someone else to do, and less than a hundred for you to do yourself reasonably well (if you already have the tools - hammer drill, Ethernet crimper and side cutters).

For a quick and cheap (dirty) job it's just the cost of a premade wire of the right length and a couple holes drilled (and filled!) so roughly $30-$50? Some square conduit for another $30 odd should make it quite clean looking outside too, though face plates would tidy the inside nicely also.

How big is your budget - that decides how good it'll look?

 

The vents are for between floors.

 

At the moment I'm probably looking at switching back to spark and their modem has gigabit ethernet so yay!

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the video I was talking about and is probably exactly what I am going to do:

 

(damn I still can't post links) the video is called "Optimize your cable runs at home! - Installing an exterior Cat 5e cable" on youtube and is published by LinusTechTips.


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  Reply # 1585366 4-Jul-2016 02:59
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@B3H1NDu ah yes, I know the one. I am currently running a cable across the floor into my room to connect my iMac to Ethernet so should really do something about that at some point. You could always go BigPipe and buy their modem for $99 (good deal IMO).

 







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  Reply # 1585380 4-Jul-2016 07:24
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michaelmurfy:

 

@B3H1NDu ah yes, I know the one. I am currently running a cable across the floor into my room to connect my iMac to Ethernet so should really do something about that at some point. You could always go BigPipe and buy their modem for $99 (good deal IMO).

 

 

 

Thanks for posting the video!

 

Bigpipe could be an option, but with so many companies offering different things it's hard. I'll probably make a table of some sorts at some stage comparing the pricing and claims of each company.


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