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

Ratbaggy wireless at smithsgully.net
Sun Feb 4 14:09:25 EST 2007

Hi Paul,

Alvin Electonics in Duffy St. Burwood sells a lot of the stuff you're
looking for.  Normally at a fraction of the cost of the brand-name gear that
you get from the electrical wholesaler.  They are happy to serve people who
walk in off the street and there is none of the "Do you have an account
here?" rubbish.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul van den Bergen" <paul.vandenbergen at gmail.com>
To: <melbwireless at wireless.org.au>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 6:26 PM
Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] slightly off topic - setting up the home network...

> 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
> (http://www.clipsal.com.au/trade/products/Clipsal_StarServe/StarServe_Enclosures)
> - 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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