[lug] OT: wiring a house for ethernet
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Mon Jun 28 12:38:16 MDT 2004
Ryan Wheaton wrote:
>> Yes, we will most definitely get permission from the landlord.
>> we have 802.11b right now (for laptops), but the speed difference is
>> just too much. We do a lot of file transfers between computers and
>> such, and I find 802.11b to be tedious when transferring files.
>> Exactly how much faster is 802.11g? Still, the problem with that is
>> that we'd incur a lot of cost buying a new wifi router (802.11g) and
>> new wifi nics for all the workstations... The cheapest G router i've
>> found is $55 and the cheapest G nics i've seen are $30 a piece. That
>> would be about $175 to get it in there across the board for all our
>> workstations... If the speed is there, then i'd probably be
>> completely willing to invest, but I'm just not really convinced.
Candlelight Electric, a Tom Martino sponser, advertises that for ~$30
they will come to you house and give you firm quote for all work. The
$30 is apllied to the job if you use them. It might give you an idea on
how much trouble it would be to do the work yourself.
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