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I'm currently setting up a let, with five student rooms on two floors. Is it desirable to have Ethernet cabling to each room? Thanks

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There should be no contention on the switch. The broadband will be 200mbps asynchronous, max. Each port is 1000 full duplex with each port it's own collision domain.

Unless it's a very crappy switch it will be fine.

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Re: Ethernet cables

if its not too hard to do...well my daughter hated having to survive using wifi for a couple of days because she forgot to take an ethernet cable with her.

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RHA wrote:

I'm currently setting up a let, with five student rooms on two floors. Is it desirable to have Ethernet cabling to each room? Thanks


Absolutely! And, as the other poster has alluded, perhaps leave a cable or two in the room.  If you're gonna cable to the room, you'll prolly want a central switch close to the router so that you can actually distribute stuff.  However there + and - to consider.  The router will have 4 Ethernet ports.  You've got 5 rooms; one Ethernet port per room maximises throughput potential per room. Five cables from a switch, the switch connected to a single Ethernet port requires a switch that minimises contention when all 5 students are at it streaming.

So there's a bit of thinking to do.  You'll still find students who'll only be interested in wireless and might whinge when the Hub's woreless won't reachthrough a couple of floors and walls.  If you are going to be a dream landlord, you could install Powerline adapters on each floor to broadcast wireless.

Keep us posted on this adventure.

 

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If you want to go the whole hog, I would put two Ethernet connections in each room and one wireless Access Point per floor, all wired back to a 16 port switch next to the router. You could also possibly turn off the wiresless on the router.


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if you want since easy to manage wireless look at the Unifi. I been installing them for years. i now have over 20 in 3 buildings
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There should be no contention on the switch. The broadband will be 200mbps asynchronous, max. Each port is 1000 full duplex with each port it's own collision domain.

Unless it's a very crappy switch it will be fine.

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Exactly. Avoid a crappy switch and you'll minimise contention.

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Re: Ethernet cables

Thanks very much for the sensible responses guys. I'll discuss the options with the electrician tomorrow before he rewrites theplace.

Much appreciated!

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