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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    Great, thanks for the tips, I will try all those things. I am pretty sure the cables didn't get nicked or bent, although they were always conspiring to do so!
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    I ended up setting up big zip-tie loops throughout the long run from the basement to the garage. Then I ran a pull string with distance markers (USA Made 1250 Lb 1/2" Pull Tape/Mule Webbing - 500 FT (Many Strengths and Lengths Available) - - Amazon.com) through the loops, using the old, existing...
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    Well, I could always keep it outside the rack, just mount it vertically onto the plywood on the wall. Then see how the temperature fares. I would prefer to have everything in the rack for aesthetic purposes though. I decided to build a separate bench to house the computer and UPS though, so...
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    I'm planning on mounting mine in a network rack, underneath a couple of 24-port patch panels and above a Zyxel switch. I will have to check the temperature and see how hot it gets. I have some extra room in the rack though, I could give it more space if needed.
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    Wow, good to know. Are those a Ubiquity part specifically for that purpose, or something else?
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    Interesting, haven't seen this before. The comments on that seem to indicate it doesn't support multiple VLANs via WiFi, which is one thing I like about the AC AP Pro. I want to have a separate WiFi VLAN for the IoT devices in the house.
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    I decided to go with 2 1000' boxes of CAT6 23AWG. One reason was Monoprice didn't have any 250' boxes in white, and I want the lines to match the color of the garage walls (white). So for the long run (150') from the garage to the basement/NVR room, I will plan on running 2 lines at a time...
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    Great, thanks for the input. I ordered the 150W version.
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    Yes, this is a good point. I will be running other cameras after the garage, so I will need more cable. I figure every run I do in the house will be pulling at least 2 lines at a time, so I will want at least 2 boxes for efficiency. I'd love to run 4 lines in a single go from the garage since it...
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    Interesting. I suppose I could get this and run it first while replacing the coaxial runs. Then I could use it as a pull line, and would know the exact length of the run before buying cable. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    I suppose I could look into renting a TDR, if that were possible. I will probably just use a laser and measure as best I can. The 1000 ft rolls of Monoprice CAT6 23AWG seem to have distance marks on the jacket, according to the Q+A: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8103 I would probably...
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    I may pick up a laser measurement tool so I can get in the correct ballpark. There are a lot of awkward spots where measuring wouldn't be easy. I also have a wire pulling tool with rollers that I will likely mount somewhere in order to feed the cables better...
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    Yes, I totally agree. I keep muttering to myself, "have some self respect" when looking at the coaxial install job. It was done with the absolute minimal effort.
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    Ah, fantastic - thank you. I am planning on using riser rated, since it will go between floors. The basement is a graveyard of old/defunct cable runs going back decades. Whoever my uncle hired to run the old coaxial lines seems to have done a really lazy job of it. This is how they ran them...
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    Running multiple CAT6 cables - many spools at once? How to manage spool lengths efficiently

    So I want to run 4 CAT6 cables from the basement of my uncle's large old house to his garage on the first (upper) floor for 3 camera installs there. This is a meandering run through multiple basement rooms, running alongside pipes, and through some cramped crawlspaces at times. Currently there...
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    Best Ubiquity switch for my setup?

    I am planning on the following setup for my Blue Iris/Home LAN camera system, but am not sure which LAN switch to get: Router: pfsense SG-1100 LAN switch: Ubiquity 8 port switch (2) UniFi AC AP Pro for LAN WiFi Blue Iris with 2 NICs Zyxel GS1008HP 8 port POE+ (for the camera network, currently...
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    Run several CAT6 cables to remote location, or one CAT6 connecting to a POE hub?

    This is a question I would love an answer to as well. I would imagine you would run into bandwidth problems if you had tons of cameras running off a remote switch. But if the uplink cable was CAT6 (properly run) and the uplink connection on both sides was 10Mbps, I would think that would be...
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    Run several CAT6 cables to remote location, or one CAT6 connecting to a POE hub?

    I had never considered this and didn't realize it was an option, thanks. Found this thread about doing it: https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/how-to-replace-analog-system-into-ip-system-easily.39165/ It does seem like a bit of added complexity, although it would mean I wouldn't have to run 150'+...
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    Run several CAT6 cables to remote location, or one CAT6 connecting to a POE hub?

    Yes, I did something similar at my house. I ran two lines through an insulated wall and ceiling to the upstairs bedroom. It wasn't an easy thing to do because of the insulation. Upstairs I put a small POE switch which powers 3 cameras. I use a single CAT5e cable to connect the...
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    Run several CAT6 cables to remote location, or one CAT6 connecting to a POE hub?

    I am looking to replace an old camera system for my uncle. Currently there is a run of 3 coaxial cables that run from his basement DVR to his garage. This is a run of a good 150 feet, snaking underneath his house and basement area, up into his garage on the second floor (the house is on a hill)...
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    Good source to buy IP items at

    Please send a catalog, thanks.
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