I thought of that, but don't want to provide wireless service for my
neighbors or add yet another potential hack / data theft opportunity.
I ran Cat 6 for internet, Cat 5 for phone, and quad shield RG 6 coax for
cable tv to every room in the house and "home runned" it all to a closet in
the daylight basement that backed up on an outside wall.
Had the cable guy install the cable drop though the wall that the closet
backed up upon. Installed a 24 port 10/100 cable switch / router in the
closet, along with a serious splitter amplifier for the cable tv.
I had to buy a long flexible bit (48" or 60", can't remember which) for the
cable and a second fish tape and the tv amplifier splitter. I already had
the network switch. Had to buy the coax, the Cat 6 and the Cat 5, and the
12v boxes and the end fittings / plates (nice Siemens stuff) for the various
cable connections. Spent maybe $ 400.00 all told.
Took several weeks of evenings, but its a sweet system.
Hiring someone to do it will probably cost you about $ 1,500 from what I see
here in PDX.
To me, the security of not using a wireless net was important, as I run my
business from my home and use the internet a lot. My clients' data is
private and needs to stay that way.
You may not have those concerns.
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