How do I run CAT5 cables from the attic to every room of the house without
cuting off the walls? If it is impossible, how do I get around with those
fire stoppers in between the studs?
Thanks for your helps,
Go through closets to minimize drywall cutting. Or you could by a very long
drill bit that Electricians sometimes have for this purpose. Also,
Wiremold makes a baseboard trim that can be used as a conduit for cables.
Nope youre not. The point is the security is there if you choose to use it.
You only mentioned the router. There is also security built into the
wireless components. Various types of wireless encryption as well as MAC
filtering. You use them your secure. You dont, youre not.
The proper tool is called a "bellman's bit" About 6 feet long and
flexible. Available in various hole sizes. Cut your opening for the
j-box,(needs to be about 2 feet high for bit access, they are not THAT
flexible) Run the bit up the wall, drilling the fire block and the
double top plate. (leave the bit in place in the hole just drilled) Now
go up to the attic and hook a pull string (or the cat 5) to the hole in
the end of the bit and pull away. The bit should track along the
opposite side of the wall cavity if at a shallow angle (careful here) It
should also slide by any insulation but be careful of bit wind-up. Get a
big knot of insulation on the end and you will play hell getting the bit
back out. Tapered end bits rather than auger type (which are
available)are less likely to snag.
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