|lsquare ||November 6, 2011 09:32 PM |
Originally Posted by JD
Well I'd run at least 2 cables through a PVC conduit buried below the frost line. Ideally separate from the electrical wiring (or is that going overhead?). This way you can either have additional bandwidth, or if one of the cables fails for whatever reasons, you have extras.
I don't know if the wires will be going overhead or not. Which is the better solution? The laneway house will be on ground level and the master bed room is on the third floor of the house or the second floor if you don't count the basement as the first floor. Is a PVC conduit strong enough to withstand the environmental impact for many years?
What kind of conduit should I tell the installer to put into the laneway house?
Then put a switch in the laneway house, this will negate any distance concerns. I'd assume there's already a switch/router in the main house.
Technically speaking though, you could easily do a point-to-point wireless link too. Setup two directional, outdoor antennas facing each other. Should be able to maintain a steady link without issues, unless there's large obstructions between the house and laneway.
However, if there's no need to have the houses connected, then don't need to worry about that. I just figure it'll be cheaper to share 1 Internet connection than to have 2, unless you really need to do so.
As for within the house, stick to regular CAT6. Have it all terminate at a common area where you can setup a patch panel and a switch. Ideally a closet or something out of the way. All I'd suggest is that the installer doesn't wrap the CAT6 cabling around electrical wires. Try to keep them somewhat separated to prevent interference.
I don't want to install wireless because should I decide to go with wires in the future then it'll be a very expensive proposition to consider. This will cost me at most $1000 and the laneway house isn't even fully built yet.
I'm not sure if I understand you about sharing the one internet connection part, but that's what I'm trying to do. I want the laneway house to be fully connected to the internal network in the main house. At the end of the day I might force the tenants to use wireless internet and just safeguard the wired network for the future should I ever move into it 10 years into the future.
Again, I'm somewhat confused with your last paragraph. I'm not sure if you checked my other thread, but the main house is already wired with Cat 5e cables. It's a long story how that happened. As of now, the wiring in the main house terminates in the closet of the master bedroom. What I had in mind is to simply connect the ethernet cable from the laneway house and somehow drag it into the closet of the master bedroom. I don't know how it'll be done and I'll be discussing this with the installer. Do you have any tips? Or you're suggesting that there should be a patch panel and or termination within the laneway house itself?
Is interference really that much of an issue? I think the TV, telephone, and ethernet cables in my main house is installed fairly close together with the electrical cables. How will I know whether interference is a big issue or not? Will the installer be liable to fix it if interference proves to be a major problem?
Should I set a contract with the installer and specify certain terms to ensure that things are done correctly?