Wiring Your Home Network Part 2: Making Wall Plates and Tool Review

Earlier this year I wrote about why I choose to wire my apartment with Ethernet. I reviewed the crimp tool I use to make patch cables(connect from the PC to the router or wall). Now I will show you the tools you need to make the wall jacks themselves.

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Product Review: TRENDnet 8P/RJ-45 and 6P/RJ-12, RJ-11 Crimp Tool TC-CT68

Looking for a crimp tool to create your own patch cables on a budget?  I recently took a chance on the TRENDnet TC-CT68. It is an all in one cable crimp tool that you can get for as low as $15 USD. I personally used this to make my cables when wiring our apartment.  So how well did it fare?  Read on to find out. Continue reading “Product Review: TRENDnet 8P/RJ-45 and 6P/RJ-12, RJ-11 Crimp Tool TC-CT68”

Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet

In the age of wireless, does it pay to have a wired home network? I recently purchased a large spool of Cat 6 cable and will be wiring up our small apartment. But why you may ask? Read on to find out.

It’s 2015, and we are in the dawn of the new wireless era.  No need for cables to get our devices online.  Long gone by are the days of having to plug your PC or laptop into a network via Ethernet cable to internet reliably.  Videogame consoles and TV’s have WiFi by default and there is a whole generation that has grown up without having to worry about being tethered to gain network access on their computer. However, it is in this era that I have decided to hardwire my home network. Continue reading “Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet”