3 September 2019

So you’ve read all the studies about our Wireless Wonderland, and you’d like to go wired.

Wire your house with ethernetBut where to even start?

It turns out that wiring up your house or apartment with ethernet cables and switches is WAAAAY easier than most people think.

It’s literally a plug-n-play kind of thing.

There are a few things to keep in mind though before purchasing gigabit ethernet switches and Cat 7 ethernet cable…

Note that I generally don’t advise people to use ethernet-over-power line adapters.

The first reason is because they usually don’t give you the same speeds as switches + cables. The second reason is because they introduce “noise” on the electrical wiring – as opposed to ethernet cables which are twisted-pair and shielded.

Having said that, the power line adapters might come in handy in, say, a rental situation where you don’t want to drill holes. Then again, you can certainly get creative with your ethernet cable routing… I do!

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No more WiFi: How to wire your house for Internet
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2 thoughts on “No more WiFi: How to wire your house for Internet

  • 3 September 2019 at 15:10
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    Nice video.

    If your house comes pre-wired with coax cable for cable/satellite TV, you can use those existing cables with ethernet over coax adapters. DirecTV in the US used to do this to provide whole home PVR abilities (now it’s all wireless). Just google “DCAU1R0-01 DIRECTV USB DECA Ethernet Coax 3rd Gen Adapter”. One adapter at each end of the coax cable turns it into an ethernet cable. The coax cable can still carry a satellite TV signal but you’ll need a DIRECTV Band Stop Filter BSFR01 just before plugging into the satellite receiver or some channels won’t work.

    There are three generations of these adapters. The 2nd generation needs a weird power supply that connects with a coax connector. The 3rd generation uses USB power so any USB power supply thats strong enough will do.

    The down side is the speed is only 100 base T.

    These adapters are obsolete (since wireless is so terrific ) to you can find lots of them at discount prices until they disappear.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/10x-DCAU1R0-01-DIRECTV-Broadband-USB-DECA-Ethernet-Coax-3rd-Gen-Home-Adapter/233320317329?hash=item3652f98191:g:rI8AAOSwgdNdXxEy

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/DIRECTV-Band-Stop-Filter-BSFR01-Deca-BSF-Block-Traffic/221828625167?hash=item33a604330f:g:uF4AAOSwd0BVp96N

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  • 30 September 2019 at 00:50
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    How are you getting the units to work with a USB charger, mine work fine with a DTV 12volt ps,but they will not turn on with a USB charger,although they will work with a computer USB. There appears there must be some handshake required or the data line needs some kind of mod.

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