How I should network my house? I understand the basics of running cables, punch-down blocks, patch panels, jacks, network switches, etc. What I don't understand is how to put all of these together in a way that gives me what I want. Details inside. [more inside]
We have a TV but no cable subscription (we mostly watch content through Netflix or purchase on Xbox). We used to be able to watch the normal network channels with no problem -- Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, and several PBS stations, along with some other stuff. We had both regular and HD channels. Now they're all gone and the only channels we can access are some jazz scheduling thing out of San Mateo, a bunch of radio channels, and NHK World (learning a lot about Japan!). I really miss PBS and wouldn't mind watching the Super Bowl. Please help. [more inside]
My new condo (built 2005) has a couple of holes in the wall with pink cables coming out and another hole with random wires. [more inside]
My laptop refuses to connect to my home wifi network, saying a cable is unplugged. It's not. [more inside]
I think I'm in need of a network cableteer. The only problem is Yelp doesn't list cableteers. [more inside]
I have a problems connecting to my wireless network, on one computer only. Other networks work for this computer. Other computers work on this network. [more inside]
Our home builder installed cat6 network cable for me as a favor, but now that we've moved in, a cable tester now reports it as shorting out. Wires 5&6 are shorting. I guess they treated the cable too roughly. Does anyone have any advice for me on using the old cable to pull new cable through the walls to the second floor? If I was to install a messenger cable for future pulls at the same time, what should I use for that? [more inside]
So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
How can I set up a direct connection between my older pc that has windows xp and my new macbook pro? [more inside]
How can I transmit a home network connection 600 feet across a forested piece of property? We have WildBlue with a Linksys router, and I'd like to access it from our guest cottage. I'm doubting we can run an Ethernet cable that far.
Where to buy a quick disconnect Ethernet cable that will just pop open if tugged like those found on X-Box controllers? [more inside]
I want to network 2 buildings about 15m apart with CAT6 cable through an underground 100mm PVC conduit. What could go wrong? [more inside]
Not-My-Walls-To-Cut-Through-Filter: Anyone have experience running Cat5 through HVAC ducts? [more inside]
I have a home network that is working fine except for emails from one server. The problem is not the server. What else could it be? more inside... [more inside]
Fire Hazard Filter: I am thinking of running a network cable through a section of HVAC ducting in my house (~6' stretch relatively far from the furnace/AC unit). Will this be a fire hazard in the winter, when the furnace is on? I don't really care about thermal wear on the cable itself.
You are building a new home. What networking will you provide between your office/computer/router and a media closet in your living space? Between your office and a living room desk? Between that desk and the media closet? Details ? [more inside]