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  Reply # 1925144 26-Dec-2017 07:35
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The problem with trying to do something like this yourself is that you will make a mess of it, guaranteed. You're also going to need to invest heavily in tools and hardware just to do the work.


I have no issues in people attempting their own wiring and the only way to learn about things is to try them yourself, but in this case I can absolutely guarantee that if you've never had any wiring experience you will seriously struggle to do this. The number of dodgy wiring jobs I see as part of my day job still amazes me.


I can't recall anybody who's ever punched down a frame on their first attempt (and I've both seen and taught people by letting them try first after some basic guidance) who's done what I'd describe as even an adequate job. Most people untwist and expose too much cable, and that will lead to performance issues.


There are times when paying a couple of hundred dollars to get somebody to finish some work that should have been done by the person who started the job is actually worth it. 



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  Reply # 1925168 26-Dec-2017 09:12
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What sbiddle said.


Wiring stuff-ups are 100% regular and the home owner will persist at blaming everything other than the cabling.


'The router's faulty', 'The switch must be stuffed', 'This wireless music system is rubbish'... all comments we see daily, but very few people go back to the building blocks of their network... the wiring. Let alone look into router setup issues...


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  Reply # 1927657 1-Jan-2018 16:20
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Would you want that installer back?



I certainly wouldn't!!


It does appear the TV cabling was done before the cabinet was put in so they have just put them on a faceplate below the cabinet, and then sparkie knew nothing about data so hasn't attempted. Respect him for knowing his limits I guess!


Edit: I could fix that for you if you are in Auckland, but will probably involve fixing outlets as well as installing the patch panel. Message me.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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