So, i've just moved house. It's all gone well, but I have been getting withdrawal symptoms from limited access to the internet. The reason for that is simple. Good old BT love completly disconnecting telephone lines from empty houses, resulting in a lenghty (I've been waiting 3 weeks, 1 day) and costly (£140 + Vat) re-connection of the phone line. It's not actually connected until the 30th October - Hopefully they mean this year.
Being the efficient Gerbil that I am, and not being one for having untidy cables everywhere, I was going to make a start on ethernetting the whole place up in every room like my last and having it all converge on the router. And then it hit me...
...the position of the telephone socket is a pain in the backside. Just look:
On the left hand side of the wall is my access to Internet goodness. Not so far away opposite is some sockets. I think you can see where i'm going with this. I don't want to do the obvious and run a short cable in a straight line, it's messy and a trip hazard. I also doont want to run a stupidly long internal telephone line extension right round to where my lil' router is as that can cause all sorts of interference and speed issues on ADSL here.
There's no power on the side the phone socket is, so the router can't live near it at the moment. Anyone got any suggestions on how I can do what I want, but make it look neat and not cause problems?
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