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  1. Guttboy

    Setting up House for networking questions? How to do it right within a budget...

    Wireless is not really desireable for me at this point. If I do end up streaming media and gaming, I like the idea of having a wired network.
  2. Guttboy

    Setting up House for networking questions? How to do it right within a budget...

    Bruce I currently do NOT transfer files between systems. Ideally, RIGHT NOW, I would like to hook up two DirecTV DVRs and another computer. This would make four total on the network (this includes the computer in the office). The switch would be in the utility room downstairs. I do...
  3. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    NICE JOB BRANDON!!!!!!! She is a beauty!
  4. Guttboy

    Setting up House for networking questions? How to do it right within a budget...

    Let me start by saying that everyone here has been extremely helpful over the years and the encouragement and advice I have received over the past few days has been outstanding! Here is what I would like to do with the home network: 1. Connect two computers (perhaps three or four) to my...
  5. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Thanks folks.... Still working out the kinks....LOL....I have the lines run and am going to leave the sloppy phone company wiring alone for the moment. Been trying to figure out how to get the leftover Linksys routers (each has a 4 port switch) working. Having the damndest time trying to...
  6. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    How the heck did they do this? Slight snag in the process right now....:( Nothing that can't be solved though! :) I am not entirely certain how the phone company hooked up the DSL into the house. It appears as though they took the blue/blue white wires and hooked them to the phone expansion...
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    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    You guys ROCK!!!! Ok so I went to Home Depot and picked up the Sperry Lan/Phone Wire Tracker and it is working like a charm thus far. I have checked all the existing jacks and have them labeled! Still have some bare Cat5e that is run through the house to the homerun area and am now looking...
  8. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    No....I was able to figure out generally where they go by moving a phone from room to room and disconnecting the jumper between the hubs. Getting a wire toner in a few minutes to make the job easier. I placed blue tape on the ones I did know about but the others were in a hit and miss...
  9. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Moving the router to the utility room may be a good idea! I will have to trace the wires back from the office as this is where the phone guy hooked up the modem and such but I think I can figure it out!
  10. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Jizzler, I already have good wireless in the home currently. But in order to hook up the DirecTV boxes for VOD I have to have a wired connection. Additionally I really want to have the wired connection for the downstairs as I do some gaming on occasion and have always had better success with...
  11. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    TRUST me I am in the process of making this Rats Nest look like it SHOULD have been in the first place. It never ceases to amaze me how crappy folks do jobs at times. Hopefully I can get this all sorted out shortly and be in business! Definitely getting the toner because tracing all of...
  12. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Thanks Brandon! I love Monoprice! Been using them for years! I will start the purchasing soon so that I can get this up and running. The "switch" thing had me kind of confused but I comprehend how it works now I think. Data from the router heads to the switch through the Cat5e cable...
  13. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Brandon, Here is what I have on the pics for you. Currently the router is only a Linksys WRT45GS wireless G. I am planning on upgrading here in the future but want to get the network down first. Here are the pics you requested: Some of the jacks are just phone ones and some are...
  14. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Ahhhh...I think I am grasping this now. I think something like this may work? http://www.staples.com/Netgear-Prosafe-Plus-8-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Switch/product_927673 So I would have this setup.... Router---->Cat5e---->SWITCH---->cat5e to rooms that need internet This way the SWITCH can...
  15. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    I guess I am confused on the "Switch" issue..... The area where all the wires is does not have an electrical outlet but I can run a cord to power a switch. So the "switch" is used to regulate the data to the rooms? The wiring for TIA-568B spec is what I will be running and am familiar with...
  16. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Thanks Brandon.... Can I use this? http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100662465/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=cat5e%20port&storeId=10051 I will only be needing the internet sent to three locations. I am in the process of tracing the wires....what a pain. The...
  17. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    I will be using all eight wires.... I am not a networking Guru by any stretch of the imagination but have made patch cables in the past with good success. I have the crimpers and connectors so that shouldn't be an issue. So by passing the internet in ONE line from the router to the Port...the...
  18. Guttboy

    Using existing Cat5e wiring in new home? how to network it?

    Hi Everyone, We just moved to another home and I have a bit of a dilemma..... The existing house has a "rats nest" of Cat5e cabling going to two Square D phone expansion hubs. It is a nightmare The phone company and I tested all the jacks and they all receive the telephone signals BUT...
  19. Guttboy

    Reinstall Vista 64 Question...two HDDs? All Data erased?

    Hmmmmmm..... Things didn't go quite as planned :( The data is still there but there are still some folders that are showing up from the installation. That were there previously. I also inadvertently made the vista install on the other drive...OOPS. Very confusing for me. I want to...
  20. Guttboy

    Reinstall Vista 64 Question...two HDDs? All Data erased?

    Ok thanks! I have the data backed up now so shouldnt be an issue, but I am going to attempt the reinstall with both drives connected and see what happens. Wish me luck! I am hoping that the new reinstall goes smoothly as it has been 2 years since the initial install :) I did do a...
  21. Guttboy

    Reinstall Vista 64 Question...two HDDs? All Data erased?

    cadaveca....I understand that but am looking to see if I have to do this for future knowledge. thoughts?
  22. Guttboy

    Reinstall Vista 64 Question...two HDDs? All Data erased?

    Hi Folks, This is a probably simple question but after a couple hours searching the net this morning I can't get a definitive answer. I have a computer I built that has two separate physical HDDs. On the first HDD, I have some programs and the Vista 64 OS. On the other HDD, I have a...
  23. Guttboy

    Vista64/32 goodies for Nvidia Folders

    Buck, You may have seen this already but there is a thread at Stanford's site discussing this. Here is the link to the last page (currently) that shows that at least one of the Pande group thinks that these "may" be unreliable...
  24. Guttboy

    Which GPU to get

    Irish, Glad you got your card but am unsure as to what you are asking. You have your card hooked up just fine with the power cables from your PSU but you do not have any "free" power cables for your fans? If you purchased the fans separately, did they not come with an "extender"...you know...
  25. Guttboy

    Which GPU to get

    Wolf, This did not come with a full backplate. I think they may have stopped doing that or only on the higher end ones? I noticed on the EVGA website you can order one for the GTX295 so I am not entirely sure if they have stopped making them or ever did for the 260. I am VERY happy with...