Apr 21

Networking Project – April 2017

As I haven’t been up to date on my blog. I have worked on something to provide some new content to the site. I’ve recently moved in with two friends, and they were working on remodeling the house. We came up to an idea of using Ethernet in the living room, and moving the modem in another room instead of having it near the TV, making it not present a great look.


I’ve worked on setting up a firewall with an extra desktop computer I have, and it currently runs IPFire.

I haven’t taken more pictures than I should have. But I started taking pictures of the Ethernet setup. We took a 50 Foot cable which was just laying around and started to get it lined through the house and getting the holes in the wall ready.

A proper setup should be a patch cable which has the correct color patterns used in normal networking setups. However, this setup was still the same, however the colors of the wire can be tricky, or may be not so.

If anyone were to use a different type of Ethernet cable, other than a patch cable. It’s just following the color codes it shows… Solid color, goes on solid. Stripped colors will go for the faded color on the cable.

It was a fairly quick setup, not any longer than 20 minutes, and with testing to ensure the cable was working.

We will soon be installing another wall plate in another room.

1 comment

  1. Luke Lahens

    Yeah it looks pretty easy, just by looking at it, I like to have a set-up like that.in my own place.

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