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Master Geek


  # 1735555 13-Mar-2017 09:43
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if you leave h/t room as is but produce both walls to form a triangle it would be an ideal place for your comms cupboard plus one for cat 6.



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  # 1735970 13-Mar-2017 19:59
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coffeebaron: Make sure you get cabling and antenna mount up for RBI during the build. New houses can be a pain running cabling for RBI once fully built.


RBI = Rural Broadband?? Thanks for the heads up, I'd much rather have them install it earlier and tidier, than have ugly cables running along the brickwork etc.

We have changed the H/T room a little. We have filled in that open wall and put a door on the angled wall to match the Office. I really have no idea how we'll configure space. Maybe screen or project onto the wall opposite the window which isn't ideal for reflections....

So if I'm having a dedicated Ethernet port for each piece of tech I'm looking 30+ connections.... 4 in the Master Bedroom (2 behind bed at least 2 behind TV), One in the garage, at least 4 in the H/T two in each of the other bedrooms, 4 more in the games room, 4 in the living room, 4 in the family room and say one in the kitchen, (i'm guessing to keep things tidy I might as well add 4 more to the office so I don't have long messy cables running back to the cabinet) + two more for the APs on the ceiling at least 34.


                      


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1736009 13-Mar-2017 21:03
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A couple of thoughts:

 

1 - Square off theatre and study. Lots of waste space in hallway that would be better used making rooms more user friendly with square corners. Nothing fits properly in an angled corner.

 

2 - Run Cat6 instead of Cat5.

 

Where are you putting the cabinet?




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  # 1736103 13-Mar-2017 21:40
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I was planning on having the cabinet in the office/study, Its pretty central and will keep me warm in the winter!!

I will go CAT6, Is this a good deal? PBtech Cat6 Cable 

Is 550MHz nessesary? I have seen 250MHz around the same price, I just guessed the bigger number is better?

I should square up the rooms but It will take a lot of convincing the Missus, She likes to look of the angled walls. The office wont me a problem as I will be building fixed desks into that room that custom fit. its the H/T I'm worried about. fitting furniture in there and being far enough away from a screen, who knows... we may not even use it as a theatre, they may end up his and hers offices. we don't watch a lot of movies at the moment with 3 kids under 4


 

 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1740047 15-Mar-2017 21:05
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Just wondering if it would be feasible to install 32mm rigid conduit PVC pipes in the walls for the data cables etc.

 

Would make it easy to add or remove cables in the future.

 

 




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  # 1740057 15-Mar-2017 21:08
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I'm pretty sure I can do whatever I like, would just be an added cost, but shouldn't be too much. 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1740068 15-Mar-2017 22:01
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 Bunnings sell it for under $15 for a 4m length.

 

The guys that do installs on here could probably advise if it is a good idea or not.


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1740447 16-Mar-2017 19:13
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Hi dont use cat5e its crap.  get the proper cat 6 plugs and sockets




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  # 1740501 16-Mar-2017 20:26
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jandal160165:

 

Hi dont use cat5e its crap.  get the proper cat 6 plugs and sockets

 

 

 

 

Did I read somewhere that Cat5e is capable of Gigabit transfer speeds its just not certified to do so? Or am I making that up? Cat6 isn't much more $ from what I can see so I'll go with that for the hell of it/added benefits.

 

 

 

EDIT: Nevermind, google is my friend... Cat5e is Gigbit capable, cat 6 is 10 Gigbit capable... huge difference...


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  # 1740510 16-Mar-2017 20:39
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its capable of 1gbps over a distance of up to 100m

 

as you mention huge difference, not really at the moment as there is very little consumer gear that is 10gbps capable, when it will be become mainstream who knows




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  # 1740511 16-Mar-2017 20:41
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I guess your hardware needs to be capable of pushing the Data through it as well... One day I'll free up enough cash to upgrade my i5-2400 hahaha




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  # 1740512 16-Mar-2017 20:41
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I guess your hardware needs to be capable of pushing the Data through it as well... One day I'll free up enough cash to upgrade my i5-2400 hahaha




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  # 1742976 17-Mar-2017 20:20
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I'm digging the trench up to the house tomorrow and I'm pretty sure the sparkie will be laying the mains cable next week along with the phone line. Should I insist on a certain type of phone line?? sounds like our internet will be 3G/4G for a start but i'm thinking in the future...


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  # 1743041 17-Mar-2017 21:32
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Minimum is a 2 pair grease filled cable. Highly recommend putting it in a 30 mm pvc duct and putting in an additional draw wire ( in case you want to add another cable / fibre later). Make sure that there are no sharp bends in the duct and that it comes up on the outside of your house. From there run a couple of cat 6 cables to your main wiring closet. I did this with my house and it paid off big time when fibre came along. Also if you have a gate consider putting in a 230 v cable from the house as well as a couple of cat 6 cables. I didn't do this and ended up spending 3 days digging a trench etc when we automated our gate and put in an intercom system.

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Master Geek


  # 1743093 17-Mar-2017 22:32
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rosco62: Minimum is a 2 pair grease filled cable. Highly recommend putting it in a 30 mm pvc duct and putting in an additional draw wire ( in case you want to add another cable / fibre later). Make sure that there are no sharp bends in the duct and that it comes up on the outside of your house. From there run a couple of cat 6 cables to your main wiring closet. I did this with my house and it paid off big time when fibre came along. Also if you have a gate consider putting in a 230 v cable from the house as well as a couple of cat 6 cables. I didn't do this and ended up spending 3 days digging a trench etc when we automated our gate and put in an intercom system.

 

I have to agree - don't forget about the gate. We ended up ordering conduit from eConduct.co.nz, which was significantly cheaper than the local stores, and they delivered to the site free of charge. I only wish I'd thought to run conduit and power to both sides of the driveway so we could have had swing opening gates. Realised that after the concrete had been poured.

 

If you haven't already bought it, you could get your conduit for the house from those guys too.

 

 

 

 


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