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Having a wired network at home allows you to have a private, high-speed network for internet access, file sharing, media streaming, online gaming, IP security cameras, and much more. Here's a step-by-step guide to wiring your home with Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable, courtesy of Instructables.

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Having a wired network at home allows you to have a private, high-speed network for internet access, file sharing, media streaming, online gaming, IP security cameras, and much more.

Here's a step-by-step guide to wiring your home with Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable, courtesy of Instructables.

Step 1: Initial Considerations and Planning

1. Which rooms do I want wire?

2. How many ports do I want in each location?

3. What is a good location for distribution?

4. What path should the cables take?

5. What network speed do I need?

Step 2: Required Tools and Materials

TOOLS

Ethernet crimping tool

Drill

Paddle bit or hole saw

Point hand saw

strong string or fish tape

Label Maker

Pencil

Sharpie-type marker

Ruler

Stud Finder

Punchdown tool

Laptop or Cable Tester

MATERIALS

Spool of Cat5e or Cat6 Cables

Single Gang Retrofit Boxes

RJ45 Jacks and Plates

RJ45 Plugs

Plastic Grommet

Patch Panel

Ethernet Switch

Router

Velcro Strips for Cable Management

Short Patch Cables

For Steps 3-8 please visit Lifehackers guide here, http://goo.gl/5NreuU.

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