Darned WHF forum gremiins!
As I was saying, tomorrow the internet guy comes and wires up the modem( to the cable coming out of the ground.
Before that I have to have the switch installed and all the patch cables in place.
Then I get to play "find the ethernet outlets that actually work" for a day or two.
Then I get to set up a new Windows "Homegroup" (she still wwon't buy a proper server), VOIP phones, etc.
Then I get to go quietly insane
A good drill and a good tool to terminate the cable. Sorted! Good luck
I have cabled my old school with few problems
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Lots of short patch cables, a dymo labeller and lots and lots of coffee
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Roger that. Especially the Dymo thing.
The building is already wired, so that saves me a LOT of grief, but I still have to work out which lines work and which don't. I may just end up making some of the PCs (about a dozen in total) wireless.
For VOIP do I need Cat 6 cables or can I get away with the much cheaper Cat 5e?
cat 5e is fine.
Well, the Comcast guys saved me an awful lot of grief with a gizmo that plugged into the wall socket and another that picked up the signal at the panel where all the lines come out of the ceiling. Just a couple hidden behind furniture to trace, shoulldn't be too much of a problem given there's only three or four to trace now.
I think I found a similar gizmo on Amazon.com last night:
23 bucks plus 8 bucks for Saturday delivery. I figure for 20 quid it's worth a punt, and if it doesn't do what I need it to, Amazon will take it back anyway.
Half a dozen more patch cables and I'm done, then I have to set up the printers and user accounts again, then back to assembling and re-arranging office furniture
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