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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I will be running networking cable all through out my house this weekend. They have basically gutted it due to the fire I had and have the framing up so this will be the best time.

My question is, do you folks know of a good place to buy it from (cheap)? I'm not too sure that I will need CAT6 as CAT5e should be sufficient for what I "need". Should I just run fiber instead?

Any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 02:51 PM
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You'll be just fine with Cat 5E. You might want to run some smurf tubes to future proof the wiring so that if/when you want to run different cables, it'll be easier.

As far as cheap, monoprice seems to be decent for 1000ft rolls of Cat5e, but you need it this weekend. Check Frys/Home Depot/Lowes. You'll want to get plenum cable for runs inside the walls.

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Cat5E is fine for most purposes these days. Remember the 100 meter limit.

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LMFAO!

Smurf tubes!
Well, they're freakin' bright blue just like smurfs.. Hence, "smurf tubes".

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Cat5E is fine for most purposes these days. Remember the 100 meter limit.
Wouldn't be an issue with a repeater but thats a good point to bring up as 99% of the people on DFWstangs would need to worry about getting close to a 100m cable pull in their houses.

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Looks like I will be running networking cable all through out my house this weekend. They have basically gutted it due to the fire I had and have the framing up so this will be the best time.

My question is, do you folks know of a good place to buy it from (cheap)? I'm not too sure that I will need CAT6 as CAT5e should be sufficient for what I "need". Should I just run fiber instead?

Any input would be appreciated.
did you get any cable yet? I have half to 3/4 of a 1000' roll of cat5e for cheap....
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Well, they're freakin' bright blue just like smurfs.. Hence, "smurf tubes".

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lmfao, I didn't think anyone used that word.

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