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  # 2161988 16-Jan-2019 13:50
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Thanks dt, my answers below. Cheers

 

 

 

dt:

 

A network cabinet with a terminated patch panel would give a very clean finished product and give your avg geek a hardon for a home setup but arent always necessary depending on your requirements and of course can bring up the cost quite a bit 

 

Dynamix do a nice solid wall cabinet but are pretty expensive for a residential build upwards of 1k

 

Unfortunately, that's much more than I'd be willing to spend.

 

couple of questions 

 

Any idea how many wired devices you'll be using? i.e computers, smart TV's, Access points etc

 

Wired: We will have (initially) one Smart TV, one music streaming device, one NAS and at least one WAP. In the future, there could be another music streaming device and a gaming console.

 

Wireless: One laptop and two smart phones.

 

Do you already have a switch or will you be buying something? do you have anything else like a fancy router or firewall already? are they rackable etc?

 

I don't currently have any of that, so I gather I will need to buy a switch?

 

I would definitely recommend having some conduit run as well even if thats just for the fibre to be able to terminate into your cabinet / rack  but would be awesome to conduit into each room as well if money permits (could even do that part yourself to save)

 

Will definitely consider this. Would you run the CAT6 through separate conduits leading to the sockets in each room?

 


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  # 2161997 16-Jan-2019 13:56
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Check trademe for second hand wall patch cabinets or server racks. Often they go for $100 to $200 for really good conditions one.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


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  # 2162002 16-Jan-2019 14:10
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angler:

 

Thanks dt, my answers below. Cheers

 

 

 

dt:

 

Dynamix do a nice solid wall cabinet but are pretty expensive for a residential build upwards of 1k

 

Unfortunately, that's much more than I'd be willing to spend.

 

 

 

i know you say its expensive, but you are building a house and its a long term investment. makes scene to do it once and do it right because its very hard to change it down the track.

 

the bonus of a network rack is you can just pull old equipment out and replace it as newer technologies come along


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  # 2163804 19-Jan-2019 19:40
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I am building a house. I have excluded the data/comms from  the builders contract and am going to do it myself. I have brought a Dynamix cabinet for 300ish dollars (9U wall mounted) Ascent have them so do some electrical contractors. I will be putting this in the garage and running cat 6 to the rooms. Also putting plenty of outlets in the ceiling for wifi, IP cameras and future automation.


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