Tim Babcock

I.T. support since 1984

Home Networking

This page will cover how to setup your own home network by getting rid of the networking equipment your ISP is letting your use.

Home Network Cables

If you are using a router or switch with 1gb (gigabit) connections, cat 6 cables should be used.

Cat 5e cables can be used for shorter distances (less than 25 feet).

Shielded DSL cable

There is a shielded DSL cable available to connect your DSL modem to the wall. It can improve bandwidth while providing shielding that you would get from a Cat 6 ethernet cable.