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New construction: pre wire question

Posted by kcinkc71 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 17:35

Hello, we are tearing down/ building new. We are not over the top techie, but was wondering the opinions on this. A friend (EE) has suggested we home run 2 cat5 cables and 1 RG6 (co ax) to every room in the house from a central location (basement in our case) also recommends running 1" flex conduit anywhere we think a TV/source will go, as well as speaker wires where we want surround/outdoor speakers.

While this sounds like a good plan, I am more concerned about wifi, as this seems to be the direction most things are going. Our house plan is a 1.5 story, (2700 sq ft) with a full basement

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RE: New construction: pre wire question

I would have Ethernet cat 5e or 6 runs laid and supplement with Wifi as it will be unlikely to get good whole house coverage with Wifi routers. Wifi Throughput drops as devices are added and/ or the distance from the Wifi router increases.

In addition, there are potential security risks depending on the wireless security used.

RE: New construction: pre wire question

Thanks David. I do have concerns with the wifi, since there will be office in basement, and computers/tablets thru out the rest of the house. Looks like time to research better wifi options...... 2 routers? Supplemental signal booster?

RE: New construction: pre wire question

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