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New construction home CAT5 & Coax installation

by ggomez43 / October 10, 2016 4:27 AM PDT

Hi All,

I am buying a new construction and need to decide where to put to coax and cat5 data. Home is 3 bedroom, 3 floors, including basement. I will only have TVS and no dvr or wall speakers. just keeping it simple.

Master living room:
Coax: cable tv
CAT5: wireless router
CAT5: from wireless router port to basement - termination
all connections 60 inches above ground to mount tv

CAT5: wireless access point
Coax: spare
all connections 60 inches above ground to mount tv

Reason I have a second data cable to the living room, is to send cable to the basement and i can connect a switch to feed my access point and bedroom1.

Can you please let me know if these setup works.

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While I might consider a higher cat number.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2016 10:05 AM PDT

The majority of issues with this is all about getting the wires to the RJ45. There are a few standards so I won't get into why that is. I stick with the 1,2 3,6, 4,5 and 7,8 pair scheme.

There are folk that melt down that others won't answer how to wire it up but here it's just a matter of me printing off the color scheme and using that from top to bottom and end to end. That printout is taped to the wiring closet along with a few spares for me to carry around later.

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New construction home CAT5 & Coax installation
by ggomez43 / October 10, 2016 10:58 AM PDT


I understand the higher the CAT# the better.
Goal is to have a clean setup and no wires hanging etc.

Need help setting up my central distribution point for Wireless Router, Comcast Box etc.
What is the best way to setup?
This will be at a 3 bedroom house, laundry room, loft and basement.

Can I setup my central distribution point in my laundry room?

I am not worried about anything fancy, with speakers in walls or cealing.

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The one thing we know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2016 11:07 AM PDT

Is to avoid placing the WiFi AP in the basement (some will not call the AP an AP or will use a router with WiFi.)

I am not going to be able to write what is "best" as that is subjective. I do know if the cable or internet enters in a basement the router or if your system is like mine the internet modem and phone box goes there. As the basement is not where we place the WiFi AP, it fails for folk that want it all in the same place. But that is what we know so far. Basements are where you put WiFi to die.

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This might help.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 10, 2016 11:29 AM PDT
In reply to: The one thing we know.
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