Willy posted:wenger2015 posted:Willy posted:
Need one of these in the attic, and of course the associated cabling.
Please explain more..... it may prevent me from having one of those ‘outer body experiences’ ...
It's one (of two) cabinets containing a 16 port gigabit Ethernet switch. There are multiple runs of Cat6 cable to pretty much every room in the house from one (or other) of these switches. My office/music room has 4 Ethernet sockets. The standalone workshop in the garden has wired Ethernet, even the new log cabin is wired.
Bottom line is that in our older house with 60cm+ thick walls wifi is a bit unreliable, even with four access points, so anything that can be cabled is.
The cabling to each room has been installed incrementally, generally scheduled when redecorating so I'm immediately painting over where I've tracked the wall to install cable.
PS In addition to the patch panel (at the bottom) where the cabling comes in, and the switch (above it with the lights on) there's also a small Linux server (top left) and a hard disk drive (top right) in the cabinet.
What a superb set up.... impressive..