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

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 09:44:00AM -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hi BLUers,
> 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?
> Last time I ran 4x Cat6A and 2x RG6.  However I'm never using both RG6
> F-connectors, so I figured I could replace that with something else.
> And before you ask, yes, I *AM* using all 4 RJ45 connectors in some of
> my drops (and in one place I wish I had MORE Rj45).  So, what else
> should I run?
> My current theory is 4x Cat6A, 1x RG6, and 1x Fiber.
> However I'm not sure what kind of "fiber" to run, nor what kind of
> connector I should use.

OM3 multimode with LC connectors can handle 25, 40, 50 and 100G ethernet at
100m. One pair per room should be fine -- but really, the 
switch cost will be nasty for all the ports you don't use.


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