The secret sauce to wiring your home for internet

Dummy’s guide to wiring your home internet. The alternative to home WiFi for under $10

I have a wireless router and it functions just fine, but I need to get the most out of my internet’s potential bandwidth, and WiFi just won’t cut it especially when transferring large files to-and-from FTP’s or playing First Person Shooters on a consistent basis.

I’ve heard of a lot of cases where someone’s wireless router is too far from their laptop, XBox360, or PS3 to get good WiFi reception. Instead of calling an electricion, drilling holes, trying to manage with Wifi extenders, or just waving your laptop around in the air to get better reception, I always give them this list of items to get off of Amazon to remind them that wired internet is insanely better and still an option.

Here’s what you need to run a cable across your home.

  • Run your new 100 ft cable across the house, and into your gaming console or PC.
  • Use a hammer to mount your clips and ethernet cable up walls, along the ceiling, floor, door frames etc. to keep things tidy, and prevent people from tripping over cords on the floor.


Depending on your situation.. You also might need: