Running CAT6 to the twins’ rooms β€” inside interior wall

We recently moved the twins into their own bedrooms, after sharing a room for nine years β€” it was finally time for some privacy πŸ™‚

With their own rooms; they also got their own computers β€” a life long dream πŸ˜‰ Those computers needs network, proper network, not Wi-Fi.

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Pulling CAT6 cable in existing conduit

We recently put up a wall in our previous family/play room β€” to make another bedroom, with a hallway outside. I might want an access point in that hallway at some point.

So I repurposed a telephone outlet and conduit, to run a CAT6 cable from the hallway down to the patch panel in the basement.

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A few Wi-Fi improvements

After my Wi-Fi mapping adventure β€” I found a few spots with low Wi-Fi signal. Both kids’ rooms on the 2nd floor only had mediocre signal, at -67 and -68 dBm 2.4 GHz, and the side garden had -71 dBm β€” which is terrible!

I also discovered that Mona’s side of the bed had much worse Wi-Fi signal than my side. This was because I had a clear line of sight to the UAP-AC-IW in the den, but the signal to Mona’s side had to go through a wall and her wardrobe…

Simply not acceptable, something had to be done!

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Two CAT6 cables and a fiber β€” from the basement to the attic

Since we first moved into this house β€” I’ve wanted to ceiling mount a Wi-Fi access point on the 2nd floor. But getting a network cable to the attic was challenging, so instead I opted for a Unifi UAP-AC-IW in the upstairs living room.

It’s time to do it right, but I’m not running just one. My earlier Wi-Fi mapping revealed poor 5 GHz coverage in the kid’s rooms, so I’m running two CAT6 cables β€” for two ceiling mounted Wi-Fi access points.

To have the option of running more CAT6 to rooms on the 2nd floor later β€” I’m including a 10 Gbit fiber as well 😎

And as my previous runs β€” no visible cables.

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Moving CAT6 cable for access point; inside the wall

The first network run I did in this house β€” was to the hallway access point. It ran along the basement stairwell ceiling, through the basement, and into the home office.

Since I’m already running hidden network cables in the same area, I figured why not hide this one as well πŸ™‚

Invisible cables are the best kind of cables!

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