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Old Feb 19, 2015, 10:08 AM   #1
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unplugme71's home network build thread

Goal:
To provide both private and public network access in the home for Internet access, file sharing, and other server services.

Design:
At least 2 Ethernet drops, 1 Telephone drop, and 1 Coax cable drop in each room of the house. Living room will have additional drops for entertainment devices. All drops will be patched in the utility closet.

Equipment List:
Tripp Lite 12U wall mounted rack
Tripp Lite 48p Cat6 patch panel
Tripp Lite 16 outlet, 20A switched PDU
Tripp Lite SMART2200RM2UN UPS Battery Backup
Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway, USG
Ubiquiti Unifi Switch, 48port 500W POE+ (pre-ordered)
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Synology RS815+ Storage Array w/ 4x WD RE 4TB (on order)
Synology RX415 Expansion Storage w/ 4x WD RE 4TB (on order)
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 10:40 AM   #2
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Setting up the boxes for the pulls. I wish I bought an extra one for the telephone drop. Would've saved a lot of time!

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Much needed tools to complete the project...

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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All the runs merged through the utility closet. Using a 4" dryer vent tube to pass the wires through. Also, since the studs aren't spaced 16" apart, I had to secure two 2x6 boards across three studs for mounting the wall mounted rack.

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 10:51 AM   #5
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Here's a drop for the bedroom.

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 11:24 AM   #6
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Here's the wall plate on with the jacks...

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 11:25 AM   #7
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Here's the wall mount rack assembled on the floor. This has reinforced side beams to handle the extra weight of the UPS device.

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 11:25 AM   #8
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Here's the 48port patch panel...

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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And finally wall mounted...

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 11:58 AM   #10
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Always cool to see others' home network setups. Looking forward to seeing its completion. Good luck!
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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Yes, I even have my sun room wired up for Ethernet. I figured if there's ever a need to put some device in here that only has Ethernet at least its pre-wired. Debating on installing an outdoor wireless access point in here too so my back yard can have wireless signal.

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:04 PM   #12
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Does anyone know if they sell gray colored 2 outlet plates for Ethernet jacks?

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:06 PM   #13
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Wiring up the phones and coax cables...

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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:06 PM   #14
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:38 PM   #15
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Recently wired and punched down a 2 story office building. Nothing like making your fingers raw with over 250 punch downs over 4 punch down racks over the course of a week.
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:30 PM   #17
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Recently wired and punched down a 2 story office building. Nothing like making your fingers raw with over 250 punch downs over 4 punch down racks over the course of a week.
yup, it can be a pain
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:31 PM   #18
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So in prep for the network tech, I also wanted to redo my office. Here is the work I did...
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:32 PM   #19
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and now time for some furniture and dual display wall mounted monitors...
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:33 PM   #20
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:36 PM   #21
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Wired a 20A outlet for my UPS...
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:36 PM   #22
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Received my Ubiquiti USG and Tripp Lite 16port PDU
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:37 PM   #23
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PDU allows individual outlet switching. I can power on and/or off each outlet from the web based control panel. Great for hard rebooting a stubborn server.
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 02:58 PM   #24
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Very cool. Looking forward to more updates.

It appears that this isn't a house being built currently. Is it correct to assume that you are doing all of this while living in your house. More specifically, you are doing all of this work to a finished house and not during the building process. If so then how hard has it been for you to make some of those runs?

Again, loving all of the stuff you are putting in and looking forward to updates.
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Your wire is Cat6 or 5e?
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