I recently moved into a house built in 2015, and I’ve been trying to see how practical it is to wire parts of the house for Ethernet.
In the basement, there’s a bundle of 9 Cat5e cables. 6 of them have blue jackets and 3 of them have white jackets. They all run up into the ceiling, but most of the basement is finished so I can’t really see where they go past that.
There aren’t any RJ45 plugs in the house, but I did track down some of the cables:
- Two of the cables (white jacket) are sticking out of exterior walls by the front and back doors, presumably for PoE IP cameras
- Two of the cables (blue jacket) are wired to phone jacks.
That leaves 5 cables that I have absolutely no idea about. I’ve checked closets and everywhere I can think of, but I can’t find anything.
There are a handful of unused motion sensors mounted around the house, but those seem to be connected to a separate alarm panel in the basement with different wires.
Any ideas for where these cables might be running to? I’d imagine they weren’t just left dangling in the walls, but at this point I’m not sure.