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My Home Network: Mark I

When We finally get settled in after purchasing our newest Old home, we had some serious planning to do.  This house is OLD.  Build in 1908, its over 100 years old, meaning it predates a lot of the niceties that we enjoyed back in the downtown Loft.  Most notably, for my purposes, we the lack of proper internet.  Let’s be clear:  this house DOES predate electricity.

There are several jacks that seem perfect for internet connections, spread throughout the house.  However, none of them actually seem to work.  Not for Internet, not for phone.  I have no idea.

I called the Bell technician to help me figure out which wires are Bell’s, which are not.  Not only is he also stumped, but he’s not even sure WHY Internet even works because apparently It SHOULDN’T.

Add Cat5 to old wiring Job
Its a mix of Cat5, Cat5E and regular phone lines.

So unhelpful.

This is my home network set up at present:  Simple boring out-of-the-box modem, factory settings, Cat 5 from wall and into modem.  Its a wireless, so the laptop and cellphones all currently work.


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Richard James Lee is a Canadian-born Writer, Chef and Entrepreneur. He is the Editor in Chief of Ions and Chef of Kayak SmokeHouse in Toronto. His Printed Works include Dark City Streets and White.