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Comcast or electrician does ethernet wiring?

Posted by janesylvia (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 2, 12 at 14:50

I'd like to have my house Ethernet wired (cat6a or cat6 line), so all the computers in each room can be wire-connected. We just bought a 30-year-old house (1800 sq ft) in the bay area with flat roof and underground crawl space. Would comcast or electrician do the work? I called comcast, and the lady asked me to bring the questions to the technician who would install the internet service. Would that be a lot work?

Thank you very much.


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RE: Comcast or electrician does ethernet wiring?

I wouldn't suggest Comcast or an electrician. Most electricians (there are some exceptions) don't have the knowledge to properly run and terminate ethernet cabling. With Comcast, you might get lucky and get a skilled technician but they are few and far between.

Look for a company that installs home A/V equipment or computer networks. Companies that configure computer networks don't always install cabling, but they could refer you to someone.

I'm including a link for the CEDIA trade association dealer locator, it would be a good start.

Here is a link that might be useful: CEDIA - Find a dealer


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RE: Comcast or electrician does ethernet wiring?

Retrofitting Ethernet cabling will be a major job and will typically be very costly (labour). A lot of planning will have to be done to minimize cable length, number of switches, ...

All the cable will have to be run I a star pattern from the main router location and avoid close proximity with power lines.

A wiring closet will be required along with Ethernet switches.


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