[MLB-WIRELESS] slightly off topic - setting up the home network...

Paul van den Bergen paul.vandenbergen at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 18:26:48 EST 2007

Hi all,

I'm looking at networking the house... finally.  this will eventuallly
lead to great things (TM) such as another active node...

I'm a little stunned at the cost of network components - I figured
someone here could help.

short list of the components I think I need....

1) an enclosure.
2) a telephone patch panel
3) a data patch panel

I think I have the wall plates etc. sorted out at this point...

anyone have a handle on where to get this sort of gear cheap/free/secondhand?

the enclosure is going to be "fun" (= the most expensive and difficult
to find)...

needs to pretty on the outside - preferably paintable and/or with a
dark window - otherwise I will not have permission to install it...
:-) I've seen some nice medium sized units that sit in the wall cavity
and are flush with the wall, lockable and ABS (not metal). I'm
probably looking for something like the clipsal 3105ABEN
- or there abouts.

stupid question #1: is ABS wifi transparent? Hell, I should know this,
PhD in polymers, but I don't - I intend to stick a portable antenna
out the side if not...

other things I'd like -
power over ethernet to a AP in the roof.

I think I need an 8 port data patch
the phone panel has to have a single line in for the adsl and
independant output to atleast 2 points in the house.

please feel free to contact me off list if you can help me out...

Dr Paul van den Bergen

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