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.
Plot the Cable Runs
Beware: Avoid electrical wiring as much as possible. AC cables can interfere with ethernet if you run them together. Also, try to route the ethernet into its own wall bay. If that's not possible, try to keep it 6 inches or so away from the AC wiring. Your cabling will probably have to cross the AC wiring at some point; but in those situations, try to do it at a 90-degree angle.
The yellow wire, pictured, beneath all of the ethernet cabling carries AC down the second bay, behind the stud. I had to run my cables about 5 inches away for a short section, but my network will be fine.