I'm fairly new to this community, the wiki really helped me out with taking electricity out to my shed and that works really well with that. I'm prett y well versed in the technical knowledge of electronics, mains electrics, l ow-voltage, networking and all round interested in DIY, just don't have so much practical experience with other DIY tasks. Anyhow.. TL;DR at the end i f people want it. ;-)
I am re-doing my home-network, right now it was just a bunch of cables runn ing behind the wardrobes and really messy, all ending up in a little ex-fir eplace/chimney place. I decided to try and tidy it by sticking them on euro data modules and putting some rather expensive D Line trunking but I regre tted that.. it looks fairly messy and it would have made sense if I wired i t from the attic which is just a storage space. Boring story I know.. here' s a picture: https://imgur.com/tkXA7nv
I have everything ready to do my home network properly but I can't seem to figure out how to get some Cat5e down the walls from the attic, if I was ar ound when the house was decorated I'd probably have a better idea but I was 1 years old, which dates it at roughly 1998 which is fairly modern by hous e standards.
I tried this about 4 years ago, gave up and never tried again. I pulled out the flooring under the area I know the wall I want to drop cable down is. I attempted to drill with a wood drill bit but then tried with another bit that was thinner but just as long. Today, I tried drilling more than one ho le which was probably not a great idea but couldn't get very far.
After looking at it, I think I hit plaster. I don't really know how walls a re constructed, I know that this isn't a hollow wall but surely it isn't fu lly plastered up within although it does seem like that to me?
http://imgur.com/a/sWCNb - a few images of it
TL;DR I need to get a low-voltage wire down a wall through the attic, I don 't know much about wall construction, and can't get a hole from above. The only thing I want to avoid is cutting up plaster and re-plastering (other r esidents won't approve ;-)).
Any ideas, advice, help?