View Full Version : Easter Ethernet Network project

18-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Hi all
I intend to surface install the lines for our home Network change-over to ethernet.
Am I right to persist with cat6, 250mhz (though most I see are 550). We have a a modem router(Fritzbox 7270). We like to have 3-4 end connections(Lounge, Kitchen, Family area) on the house network + the other spare ports on the Fritzbox for the home office.
Would someone be able to recommend a switch for wall fixing?
Any pitfalls I need to be aware off?


Happy Easter:)

18-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Our fritzbox only has 1 gigabit port and 3 normal ports. I am using the normal ports at the moment but only because I don't have a gigabit switch. My step son wired our house up no idea what he used except its cat6. he is an apprentice electrician so bought a couple of boxes home from his supplier cheap

18-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Thanks Gary
here below a little plan.

Speedy Gonzales
18-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Or use POE adapters. Altho this may cost a bit

18-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Pretty straight forward pirs was bit more complex had to get it to the garage and sleepout as well

Alex B
18-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Or use POE adapters. Altho this may cost a bit

You mean ethernet over power? PoE is something else altogether.

18-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Has anyone a good suggestion for a switch?

Speedy Gonzales
18-04-2014, 09:03 PM
Anything 10/100. I dont think it supports 1000

19-04-2014, 11:40 AM
It's not the Fritzbox line speed that should be considered, Speedy, but the inter-PC/Backup that is the issue.

@OP - Gigabit switches aren't expensive. I recently bought a TP Link 5 port one (TL-SG1005D) for under $40 and the 8 port one won't be much dearer. It is able to be wall mounted.

19-04-2014, 11:47 AM
I have 2 of the TP link 5 port ones myself, no issues and I've had them for ages.
Cat 6 cabling is less important than you might think, for GigE household use any CAT 5 or better cabling should work without issue. Where CAT 6 becomes important is when you run large bundles of cables together for long distances or get close to the 100 metre max link length. I have standard Cat 5 cabling to my lounge, office, and bedroom - all work at GigE flawlessly.