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Old 10-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Good morning everyone!

I'm writing to ask for some help. First, some background info.

My fiance and I are renting a 3 bedroom home in Alabama. Our internet router is in one bedroom, and I have our TV, Cable, PS3, and 360 all set up in our living room. Recently I've discovered that using wireless internet to play online gaming is not very reliable. Trying to play Call of Duty while your game freezes for a second at a time is very frustrating for myself, and the team I'm on.

So my solution, I bought a 50' ethernet cable. Because I'm renting this house, I can't exactly drill holes through the wall or run the cable through the attic and the ceiling, so that puts me at a predicament.

I'd like to run it from the bedroom, under the door, and along the trim on the floor, but I don't know what to use.

Can someone recommend some kind of adhesive, or tape, or...? Let me know what you would do, or what you think is the best way to handle this.

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Get these cable management kits from Monoprice. They stick to the baseboard (or above it) and easily pull off (maybe even a bit too easily).

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

You could also simply staple them to the baseboard (or just above it) the same way a landline phone line cable or a cable TV wire would be stapled to the baseboard. I don't think the landlord would "punish" you for those small holes. Beside, you could just leave the cable when you leave.
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For property I was only renting I would simply use white tack and tack it all along the skirting board,it is cheap,effective and is easy to use and remove when you are moving on or small cable tacks that could be tapped into place.
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Get these cable management kits from Monoprice. They stick to the baseboard (or above it) and easily pull off (maybe even a bit too easily).

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

You could also simply staple them to the baseboard (or just above it) the same way a landline phone line cable or a cable TV wire would be stapled to the baseboard. I don't think the landlord would "punish" you for those small holes. Beside, you could just leave the cable when you leave.
That's what I did and you barely notice it, you have to be looking for it to see it.
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You could potentially also return the long ethernet cable and get a powerline ethernet solution instead. It might end up being a little more expensive, but you wouldn't have to worry about snaking an ethernet cable all over the apartment.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Get these cable management kits from Monoprice. They stick to the baseboard (or above it) and easily pull off (maybe even a bit too easily).

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

You could also simply staple them to the baseboard (or just above it) the same way a landline phone line cable or a cable TV wire would be stapled to the baseboard. I don't think the landlord would "punish" you for those small holes. Beside, you could just leave the cable when you leave.
Or just putty the holes up ... or do it right with faceplace and everything and it will be a good addition to the house.
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You could potentially also return the long ethernet cable and get a powerline ethernet solution instead. It might end up being a little more expensive, but you wouldn't have to worry about snaking an ethernet cable all over the apartment.
kefrank speaks the truth.

This is the ONLY way to go. Well not the only, but the path of least resistance anyway. Give it some serious consideration.

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kefrank speaks the truth.

This is the ONLY way to go. Well not the only, but the path of least resistance anyway. Give it some serious consideration.

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I've never used them but its worth a look to research them.

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I've never used them but its worth a look to research them.

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For what it's worth, I've used this one with great success. The first one was provided by Dish Network, as it works with my Dish DVR automatically. I bought a second to have a hardwired ethernet connection for my PS3 in the basement home theater and it works great: no setup involved aside from plugging one in that's connected with ethernet wire to your router and plugging another one in with an ethernet wire going to your equipment.
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.... and I've used the NetGear version of this technology for years with a great deal of success. It is fairly easy to setup and kicks the crap out of wireless.

I have both my AppleTV and PS3 connected this way. I wouldn't have been able to do it with out this technology. My wireless signal would never have reached the devices from my router and rewiring would have been cost prohibitive.

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You could potentially also return the long ethernet cable and get a powerline ethernet solution instead. It might end up being a little more expensive, but you wouldn't have to worry about snaking an ethernet cable all over the apartment.
+1 I use one right behind my equipment. Works flawlessly. Been using for years.
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One possible solution I use is an ethernet to coax adapter - that's if you have coax connections where you need them.

Also, these more more expensive, and harder to find now. But these kick the pants off of wireless and powerline adapters.
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+1 I use one right behind my equipment. Works flawlessly. Been using for years.
I also agree with the powerline adapter. I use a Cisco one to get to my second floor. Works perfectly if you do not need super fast Gig-E speeds. I think I max out at about 20-40Mbps, which is fine for a Blu-ray player and desktop computer which rarely gets used.
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The problem with Powerline units is that they need to be on the same circuit breaker for the bandwidth feed. So if you have a large house and different areas are on different breakers then these won't work for you.

Otherwise they are great.
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The problem with Powerline units is that they need to be on the same circuit breaker for the bandwidth feed. So if you have a large house and different areas are on different breakers then these won't work for you.

Otherwise they are great.
Ummmm . . . not sure that is an accurate statement. Mine are on completely different circuits and work without issue.
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Ummmm . . . not sure that is an accurate statement. Mine are on completely different circuits and work without issue.
Mine too. Basement office is on one breaker. Second floor bedroom is on a second, different breaker. Everything works fine. No issues what so ever.

Not sure, but maybe a secondary panel may be an issue. Not sure about that.
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