How to build your own Ethernet
Here's how to lay the nervous system for the ultimate home network by putting ethernet in walls throughout your house.
By Zack Stern | PC World | Published: 16:47, 28 September 10
In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to create your own home network. This slideshow accompanies an in-depth feature: How to rewire your home for Ethernet.
Order the parts: keystone wall plates
A modular keystone wall plate is designed to receive various keystone jacks attached to your interior cabling. You can screw the wall plates directly into sheetrock if necessary, you'll be better off visiting a hardware store and buying a single-gang cut-in electrical box for outlets you're placing in an existing wall. For open walls, just screw single-gang plaster rings into conveniently located studs; afterward, you'll put sheetrock in front.