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.Continue reading “Wiring Your Home Network Part 2: Making Wall Plates and Tool Review”
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”