Home Office Network Cable Installation
Suitable For Anywhere You Need Fast, Reliable Broadband
- Home Offices
- Wi-fi Signal Dead Zones/Spots
- Outhouse Workspaces
- Granny Flats / Annexes
- Loft Extensions
- Computer Gaming Rooms
- Snugs & Dens
- Smart Devices / Networked TVs
- Networked Security Systems
Are You Struggling With Wi-fi Reception Around Your Home?
As more and more people are working from home, internet connection and download speeds are very important for the home office. An average router can supply a strong enough signal to supply broadband around a smaller type property, such as a three bedroomed house. However this is not always the case as the signal can be affected by many obstructions for example, the framework or structure of the property and the position of the router.
Perhaps you’d like your lounge hard-wired to make the best of your on-demand TV services. Streaming full HD or even 4K TV to one or more televisions around the house can easily exceed your home’s wi-fi signal quality or bandwidth.
Adding a network socket to a bedroom with a wi-fi access point can give the whole storey of your house access to faster, more reliable broadband.
Customers using baby monitors, TV senders, or other radio-frequency equipment which can make it harder to get a good wi-fi signal, can benefit from hardwired network sockets or even extra wi-fi access points to work around problematic signals. Sidebanding from overlapping radio frequencies are not a problem if you are plugged directly into your network.
- More reliable broadband
- Increase home-office productivity
- Smooth On-Demand TV
- Full speed internet
- Faster downloads than wi-fi
- Extend your network reach
- Online gamers reduced lag
We are increasingly being asked to hardwire data cabling points to either one or more rooms around the home to improve connection and download speeds. Hardwiring, meaning a fixed cable between the router and the receiving equipment, i.e laptop, desktop or smart TV.
For a small price you can save on a lot of frustration from slow download speeds, lost or slow connection and sight searching. I have been asked in the past to move the broadband router to another point that is closer or more convenient for the user. Whilst moving the router is possible it is not always practical as your incoming signals can be affected by longer cable runs. It is much wiser to leave the router where it was originally installed and have extensions from the router to the point that the broadband is required.
Wireless And Cabled Networks Work Together
We can efficiently run network cabling from your router to weak signal areas in your property. With network sockets in place, you can either plug directly into the network for the ultimate in speed, or even install a wireless access point at the new socket to add the convenience of wi-fi in places that had none before.
Which CAT Cables Are The Best?
I can’t say which type of data cable is best for your situation without knowing your needs. I can tell you what I know based on my experience and technical standards. The decision is yours as the jury is still very much out on this one!
Industry standard is very much CAT 5e. However Cat 6 is a more expensive and slightly superior cable to CAT 5e, why?
- Speed 1000Mbps
- Frequency 100Mhz
- Cost approx. 30% cheaper than CAT 6
- Speed 10 Gbps over 33-55 meters
- Frequency up to 250 Mhz
- Cost approx. 30% more than CAT 5e.
In most home offices, the different performance of CAT 5e or CAT 6 would not be evident. Most standard equipment won’t currently exceed the potential speed of CAT 5e, so it is more than dequate for most people.
CAT 6 installations is most commonly used in large multipoint environments such as large office buildings, though we are delighted to install it for home users if required.
The best way to install networking cable around the home is to hardwire from input and output sockets and patch (Ethernet) leads from socket to router and socket to receiver.
I have seen cables being run directly from the router to receiving equipment using only RJ45 connectors this is a very flimsy and poor way to do it. With a socket installed the you won’t need to worry about trailing wires, replacing connectors or any of the nuisance of a lose cable.
It is well worth the little extra effort to install the correct outlet plates.
Most cable installations of CAT 5/ CAT 6 would be run on the exterior of the building discreetly, and would be fed to the inside of the property at the point closest to where the receiving equipment is situated.
The more points you have the cheaper it becomes for each point. To illustrate, a single additional point taken from the router to a bedroom, starts from as little as £65. The length of the cable run and the access to fitting all has to be taken into consideration. We can hardwire your broadband access into as many or few rooms as you’d like.
A typical installation consists of CAT 5/ CAT 6 data cabling, sockets and patch leads.