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[Discuss] Future-proofing a house for networking -- what to run?

On 9/11/2017 9:44 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> If you had the ability to future-proof your house (imagine open studs,
> so you could run anything you wanted), what would you run.  Assume a max
> of 6 cables per drop?

I wouldn't. Wires for data are the past, not the future, for consumer
applications. Instead I would update the electrical wiring. Start with a
circuit breaker panel upgrade to at least include a whole residence
surge protector. Each room gets at least one easily accessible box of
power outlets which includes USB fast charge power. Each room also gets
at least one near-ceiling power outlet box for WiFi repeaters or
resonant power stations so that they can be mounted clear of furniture
with a minimum of visible power cables.

But if you're still dead-set on running data wires then don't run wires.
Run conduit with pull strings so you can easily install whatever you
need and remove it later when you decide to replace it.

Rich P.

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