Recently we completed a large renovation of our house, one that involved having some of the walls open. During that time I thought it would be a great opportunity to wire the house with ethernet. I was very excited about this opportunity since it would mean my office could be hardwired. The actual cost of the project, and the time required was fairly moderate - here is what I purchased.
- PrimeCables 500FT Cat6 23AWG*4P Bare Copper 550MHz UTP Solid Bulk Cable, Riser Rated CMR 500ft/White - $79.99
- Cable Matters 25-Pack Cat6 RJ45 Keystone Jack in White and Keystone Punch-Down Stand - $35.99
- Kuman Network Cable Tester, RJ45 RJ11 Cat5 Wire Crimper Stripper with 10pcs Crystal Connctors Tool Set P9100 - $31.99
- Monoprice 50-Piece RJ-45 Color Coded Strain Relief Boots, Blue - $8.39
- Cybertech Cat6, Cat5e RJ-45 Ethernet Crimp Connectors Pack of 100 - $16.99
- Monoprice 1.75 by 19 by 4-Inch 1U Wall Mount Bracket - $21.28
- TRENDnet 24-Port Cat6 Unshielded Wallmount or Rackmount Patch Panel - $64.29
- 2 Port Wall Plate Standard Size Decorator Wallplates Keystone Jack Modular Inserts - White 10-Pack - $20.99
The total at the time I ordered was CDN $293.59. The only thing I would change would be to use a patch panel that used keystone jacks instead.
Here is the finished product: