Questions tagged [data-wiring]

Questions about planning, installing, and servicing network cabling such as computer networks, home automation, and so on. See also the [cabling] tag.

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When running crawl space conduit, must the conduit be run through the joist via drilled holes, or can they be attached underneath?

I'm wiring my home for 110V and cat6e(48-0V). There is currently no wiring, just an air tight shell with interior studs exposed. There is a crawl space where I would like to run all of the conduit ...
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Please help identify thing wired into my home alarm

Wired into my alarm panel per the enclosed photo is a small black-wrapped device wired to the 12V+, - & Earth. What might this be for - voltage stabilisation, noise reduction, ...? Grateful for ...
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Installing CAT6 in a wall without using trunking or conduit

I’ve just bought an old house in the UK (circa 1902) and am running CAT6 cable through most of it. I bought Outdoor Cable as I needed something a bit more durable. The downside is that I can’t run any ...
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Improving Cell Signal to Increase Data Speeds

I just moved to a very rural area in Western WA on the top of a hill. My internet options are very slow (< 3Mb/s) DSL, Sat, and using my cell provider (Verizon Wireless) for internet. The last ...
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How to run an additional coax cable into into the attic for a TV antenna?

I have a block wall construction house in Florida that was built in 2018. The contractor built in coaxial cables into each room (1 each) for cable TV and/or an Internet cable modem. I recently ...
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There’s a cat5e coming out of my wall, how do I make it work?

I recently moved in with family and noticed a Ethernet cord coming out of the wall in my room (mine is the only room with one). It’s obviously not connected to the modem or router, and I’m not sure ...
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Is my plan to use Alexa to turn on a fireplace reasonable?

I have a fireplace (gas) with a constant 0.5V low voltage current as the igniter connected to a single pole switch. I would like to add Alexa via a 120VAC separate smart switch that has a timer that ...
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Locating security system base unit

I was looking at buying a security system with 60 foot wired cameras (Night Owl, at Sam's Club). That would mean the main system console would be upstairs, or even in the attic, a long way from my ...
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How can I route data cables through the ceiling?

I'm wiring my new home, and I have a camera system (BNC but looks like a stero cable in diameter) and ethernet cables that I've run to the attic space. Everything was going great until summer hit, ...