Middle Bedroom

If you’ve ever examined a new home or condo recently, you’ve probably seen a network closet. This is usually where the phone and cable service enters the unit, and from there branches out to all the other rooms. This type of network topology is called a star network. Sorry for all the technical talk, but I think it’s cool. Plus I think it’s much better than the cable or telephone guy, making holes in your exterior walls to put in a new cable or phone jack.

Anyway, I’m attempting to network and wire our house properly.

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I wrote about a network closet in a previous post. Obviously for a network to work, you need those wires starting at the network closet and terminating in the rooms you want connected (or vice versa).

So in my first jack located in the office, I “fished” 2 ethernet cables and a coaxial cable. I should have fished a third ethernet cable, but I can always do this in the future (I left a nylon string in place to help fish future wires). After making the connections (using wire strippers, 110 block punchdown tool and wire cutters) and snapping it all together …..

keystone jack

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Old houses don’t seem to have many electrical outlets. That’s where I come in.

electrical boxes in new study

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