Help me get an ethernet connection to my apartment.
November 10, 2010 11:16 AM Subscribe
Help me get an ethernet connection from the basement of one apartment building to the 3rd floor of another.
posted by empath to computers & internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in an apartment building that's on the fiber ring of the ISP I work for. I've been told that if I can figure out a way to get the signal from A to B, I can plug directly into the ethernet switch in the basement of the other apartment building in the complex and get a 100 meg connection.
I've got 2 problems: One is that the building is wired with Cat 3, and the second problem is that it's probably right up near 300 feet away from the basement, which would probably rule out a straight cable run even if it was cat 5.
Any suggestions for how to make this work? Keep in mind that I work for the ISP, so I have access to all the patch panels, etc, from A to B, but running fiber through the conduit to my floor is probably going to be out of the question.