Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 233,050, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    15,267
    Points
    233,050
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 985
    Given: 1,447

    Running ethernet

    I'm thinking of running an ethernet cable in my cold air return from my second floor to the basement. Any helpful tips on doing this?



  2. #2
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 9,076, Level: 28
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 274
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    346
    Points
    9,076
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 63

    Re: Running ethernet

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm thinking of running an ethernet cable in my cold air return from my second floor to the basement. Any helpful tips on doing this?
    Run extra, don't pull it tight and pay close attention to your termination points.


    Very important lesson learned... NEVER pass up the opportunity to acquire a bottle of Templeton Rye... NEVER.

  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 50,685, Level: 69
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 465
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    3GenClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights
    Posts
    2,597
    Points
    50,685
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 858

    Re: Running ethernet

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    Run extra, don't pull it tight and pay close attention to your termination points.
    This.

    You want to make sure you have enough pulled in case you mess up the termination - unless you have a pre-made cable. The twist in the ethernet cable is essential in the termination process, and if it's even slightly off your cable will not work.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 233,050, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    15,267
    Points
    233,050
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 985
    Given: 1,447

    Re: Running ethernet

    I bought this:

    75FT Cat5e 350MHz UTP Ethernet Network Cable-Monoprice



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 32,299, Level: 55
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 751
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tube1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,082
    Points
    32,299
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 46

    Re: Running ethernet

    Don't sniff the ether.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I agree with Tube1.
    Sweeeeeeet...

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 543,140, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,422
    Points
    543,140
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,841
    Given: 2,861

    Re: Running ethernet

    I believe in the ether bunny.


    "That's what I do. I drink, and I know things." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM