Wiring your apartment with an Ethernet cable is an easy way to connect all your devices, increase your network speed, and centralize your home office. You’ll also be able to enjoy the higher speeds of Wi-Fi. This guide will show you how to run Ethernet cable in your house without having to worry about running it through walls or floors.
What is Ethernet?
Ethernet is a type of wired connection that connects one device to another using a network cable. It’s a physical connection, meaning the cables have to be run from one device to another, but it offers faster speeds and greater security than Wi-Fi.
What you need to get started
You can run an Ethernet cable in your house with just a few items. You’ll need to purchase the following:
-RJ45 Cat5e/6 Cable
-Cable Cutter or Wire Stripper
-Ethernet Jack (Wall Plate)
-Ethernet Jack (Patch Panel)
How to run Ethernet Cable in the House
The best way to run Ethernet cable in your house is to install Cat 5e or Cat6 cable. To follow this guide, you’ll need:
– A drill and 3/4 and 1/4 inch drill bits (you may want to buy a set)
– Hammer for chiseling away drywall if necessary
– Electrician’s fish tape
– Cable clamps
– Electrical box with built-in mounting tabs (if you’re running wire through the wall)
Keep It Simple
The first thing to do is decide where you want to place your Ethernet hub. You can choose to place it in a central location, such as the living room. Or, if you have a home office and want to keep your devices wired for maximum network speed, you can install it near that area.
Keep in mind that the more walls and floors the cable has to go through, the slower your network will be. To avoid this problem, find a direct line between your router and the hub – one that’s as close as possible with minimal obstacles.
Next, measure the distance from the router or hub to where you want to install your Ethernet cables.
You should buy extra Ethernet cables for this project because they come in short lengths of 5-10 feet each. But don’t worry–you can cut them down later! Now it’s time to start running those cables!
Take a wire stripper and strip off about an inch of insulation from each end of each wire. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into a port on your router or hub and then connect the other end into an open port on your computer or TV. You should also use this technique when connecting devices like Blu-Ray players or game consoles. Once all your wires are connected, you can turn on all of your devices so they can sync up properly!
The Straight Connector Method
One of the easiest ways to run an Ethernet cable is by using a straight connector. All you’ll need is some Ethernet cable and a straight connector. You can purchase both of these items at an electronics store or online.
First, find the wall that your router will be in and then measure how far away from this wall, your desk will be. This is so you know how long of an Ethernet cable to buy. Once you have the length of the Ethernet cable, cut it down to size and insert one end into each of the connectors on the straight connector.
Now, take one side of the Ethernet cable and thread it through the hole in the middle of the straight connector. Then, pull it until it reaches your desk and connect it to your computer or any other device you want to connect to your network.
The Curvy Connector Method
One of the simplest ways to run an Ethernet cable in an apartment is with a curvy connector. These connectors can be found in most hardware and electronic stores and come in many different colors and designs. To make one, you will need:
-A standard Ethernet cable
-A curvy connector
-A straight connector
-An electric drill
Once you have all these tools, you’ll want to drill three holes into your wall or floor. You want one hole for the straight connector, one hole for the curvy connector, and one hole for the Ethernet cable. The hole for the straight connector should be drilled at an angle pointing up so it will fit over the pipe where we’ll thread the Ethernet cable through later. The hole for the curvy connector should be drilled at an angle pointing down so it will sit on top of the pipe where we’ll thread the Ethernet cable through later. And finally, drill a hole in your wall or floor that is big enough to fit your Ethernet cable through from room to room.
Next, put your straight connector up against your wall or floor and use a ruler to measure how far down you need to drill your curved connector on the other side of the wall or floor. Once you have this measurement, go ahead and drill a small pilot hole where you want to place your curvy connector on top of your pipe. Once this pilot hole is done, screw in your curved connector until
With a little know-how and a few materials, you can set up your home with a reliable internet connection. Get started with this step-by-step guide to running Ethernet Cable in an Apartment.