[ubuntu-uk] streaming content via wires!

javadayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 12:57:43 BST 2009

i already have a cat5 cable ready to go...the one i was using inside the
house. I dont see why this cant installed outside...its a 30 meter crossover

2009/10/7 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>

> dan attwood wrote:
> >>
> >>     I was thinking of how best to get this done when it occurred to me
> >>     that when i get the virgin man to drill a whole to install the
> >>     virgin services (the internet upstairs, the tv box downstairs) the
> >>     most logical solution is that i ask him very nicely to drill
> >>     another two holes and at the same time run an ethernet wire
> >>     through those. So one ethernet clippy thing is upstairs and the
> >>     other is downstairs. In the living room. Then when i want to watch
> >>     something all i have to do is make sure its connected to my pc
> >>     upstairs and im done. No wire, no hassle.
> >>
> >>
> > When I had my virgin installed I just asked him nicely to make the hole
> > a little bit bigger and then taped the cat5 to the fibre and we ran both
> > cables at the same time.
> > dan
> >
> >
> Guess it's not much hassle for them.  I wasn't sure if they'd be okay,
> but then I opted for a self install option myself (I was too impatient
> to wait for an engineer install).
> It's coax by the way not fibre.  AFAIK the fibre ends at the street
> cabinet and then it's coax from there to the premises.
> There maybe an issue of putting the plugs on the network cable.  It's
> not too hard to do and you can get a networking kit for about £25 from
> maplins which includes plugs, about 50 metres of CAT5 cable and a crimp
> tool although maybe the Virgin engineer might be able to supply CAT5
> cable and crimp the plugs ready for you.
> Rob
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