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Another Newbie networking question: switches and routers


Royco

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it is so much easier to wire them up front. I would recommend that anyone planning new construction consider it carefully.

 

Complete agreement here.  Not only that, but there are multiple uses for CAT5/CAT6.  You can extend HDMI across them for audio or video, for example.  There's just so much more that can be done if you build a wired network into a new house.

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Complete agreement here.  Not only that, but there are multiple uses for CAT5/CAT6.  You can extend HDMI across them for audio or video, for example.  There's just so much more that can be done if you build a wired network into a new house.

Agreed

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