Why and How to wire a home – part FIVE

Part 5 of the Residential Network Cabling series will focus on UTP type cable and what to think about when installing the Cat 5e Cat 6 and Cat6A cables. Let’s check it out.

It was a long video but if you invest the time, especially if you’re new to communications wire and plan on a home install, you find it very informative. The one other think I do want to mention is when looking for a cable to look for a reputable brand. Be wary of the house brand from an online supplier or anything that this price much lower than a quality brand. We’ve seen copper clad aluminum being passed as 100% copper, 26awg passed as a 24awg and that causes many problems for your connectivity. We’ve even seen the 2 pairs colors the same, imaging wiring your jacks proper. Don’t forget to check out part 5 of this series, cable testing.




Why and How to wire a home – Part FOUR

Now this is the best explanation I’ve seen on YouTube regarding CATV signals in the home and splitter loss.

Good to know those terminator caps on open CATV ends make a big difference. Check out part 5 on residential network cabling.

Why and How to wire a home – Part TWO

So we got our feet wet with part one, now let’s learn about the cabling layout in the home.

Stay tuned for part three where we’ll go over coaxial cables in the home.


Why and How to wire a home – Part One

Over the past few years everyone seems to have gotten a WiFi signal for the home, especially with the huge increase in data usage on mobile phones. Cable TV and Telecom Carriers are also making an effort to get you off the cell tower by offering free WiFi for the home. So now you have a home WiFi network going, how do you expand on what your home can do for you. Let see what Ron Kipper with Ideal Industries has to say.

Check back next week for part two.