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3 macs and 1 wintel
Authored by: Power Factor on Mar 13, '04 08:39:47AM

I have 3 macs and 1 wintel machine on my desk.
with usb KVM switch, hubs, fw DVD burner, printer and many others
the cables tend to get rather INSANE.



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3 macs and 1 wintel
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Mar 13, '04 09:32:49AM

I feel everyone's pain and fear. As above, my number of cables= INSANE. I also currently have 3 Macs and 1 home-brew wintel, and peripherals too numerous to mention... and like robg, I am moving my home office too, except that I'm JUST moving it upstairs(!). I'm also going to add a Linux server in the basement and a home theater pc in the living room :) All of this means that I will have to add a bunch more cable through the walls of my house- Oh, Joy! Besides the usual Cat5e (for ethernet) and RG6 (for cable modem/tv), what cables should I install to future-proof my dwelling? Perhaps some fiber? Robg, did you do any cabling in your new house?
Maybe I should post this question in the forums :)



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3 macs and 1 wintel
Authored by: jordanburke on Mar 13, '04 01:42:25PM

I just helped setup my brothers new house. They hadn't finished dry walling yet, so we could get in and run cable where we wanted. Every room has two two Cat5 lines for telephone and network as well as two cable lines for TV and the possible Tivo. Who knows if he will use them, but they are worth the investment.



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One Mac and three Suns
Authored by: _merlin on Mar 15, '04 01:39:03PM

I feel for you. I have a G4 tower and three Sun SPARCs (with their external SCSI swap drives). They're also attached to my stereo, and I have a DECT base for cordless phones. I had to move rooms within the same house, and unplugging and then re-connecting all the cables was a nightmare.

We have lots of cables under the house, as well. We have phone sockets in most rooms (some rooms have two or more because we've transitioned from type 605 connectors to RJ45), and some rooms have a network drop as well!



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