Adding 10 Gigabit Ethernet to my 129-Year-Old House!

09 Th03, 2021
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Learn how to retrofit modern networking into an existing house! We talk the basics, create ethernet cable drops, and install WiFi access points.
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Gear shown in this video:
UniFi Dream Machine Pro -
UniFi Switch PRO 24 PoE -
UniFi nanoHD Access Point -
UniFi In-Wall HD Access Point -
UniFi FlexHD Access Point -
UniFi Protect G4-PRO Camera -
UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell -
Klein crimping tool -
Klein punch down tool -
Klein cable tester (cheap) -
Klein cable tester (with screen) -
Klein cable tester (fancy) -
Klein cable tester (extremely fancy) -
Cat6 cable CMR -
Cat6 cable CMX -
Cat6 keystones -
Cat6 connectors (pass-through) -
Cat6 connectors (standard) -
Ideal cable jacket stripper -
Ideal electrician's scissors (amazing) -
Klein electrician's scissors (also amazing) -
Pulling line -
Flexible auger bit I like (3/8") -
Flexible auger bit I like (3/4") -
Flexible auger bit I hate -
Flexible bit placement tool -
Milwaukee M18 cordless hammer drill (ugh, so good) -
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In this episode, we talk about how I decided to retrofit my 129-year-old house with modern networking. I walk you through the difference between a modem, router, and wi-fi access point, why mesh networks like Google WiFi and Eero don't always yield the best results, the benefits to having wired, RJ45 ethernet in your house wherever you possibly can, and I put it throughout my house! I show how to add new cable drops to your home, how to plan cable runs, how to run a centralized server/network center, gear that you may want to consider using, where to put your wifi access points and more! I show you how to terminate an ethernet cable with an RJ45 connector, tips for stripping cable and using a crimper, how to use a punch-down tool to utilize keystone jacks, and how to verify your wiring is correct using a cable tester. Come join the fun!

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    Snazzy LabsSnazzy LabsTháng trước
    • But what is the use 10gigabit internet I also think 🤔and how yours internet providers giving 10gigabit internet in your area.

      Mayank jMayank j5 ngày trước
    • But Why choose 10gigabit internet speed 🤔.Peoples 100mbps is fast Me : Laughing in Russian 😂🤣.

      Mayank jMayank j5 ngày trước
    • you have no idea, how much this helped me.

      L DL D21 ngày trước
    • @Fun With Minerals a

      usman ibrahimusman ibrahimTháng trước
    • its a rick roll dont click it

      Jacob's Gaming Channel 1928Jacob's Gaming Channel 1928Tháng trước
  • My wife didn't like my solution. I just drilled holes in the floor and ran cable through the crawlspace.

    Denver CoderDenver Coder19 giờ trước
  • I'm doing the same thing to my house except I'm using a patch panel as the main termination point and blue plastic conduent with boxes for all the end devices. For cable runs I'm using electrical conduent clamps to keep them nice with 1inch and 2 inch clamps for cable management. The blue conduent allows your to easily replace the cables with ease and the plan is to have most of the walls in the house to have at least 4 ethernet keystone jacks to plug things in. The network hardware that will manages the traffic is used Cisco off lease equipment. The place that I get my network stuff from is Cable and Kits.

    LemayLemayNgày trước
  • German walls say no.

    J4eniJ4eniNgày trước
  • 11:09 Yea I really didn't need that.

    Ben RajanBen RajanNgày trước
  • Nice retrofit! I use Ubiquiti in my home, too. Great gear. I've been making ethernet cables for over 20 years and never heard of using the cut jacket to unwind the pairs! Brilliant!

    thecurtisthecurtisNgày trước
  • LOL "old skool ethernet jack"... I wanna slap you. Damnit it's not old skool :( Old skool is 10BaseT with T-connectors, 50ohm terminators, and vampire clips. That's old skool. We played DOOM over 10BaseT. So shaddup with your Ethernet is old skool talk. It's not to me. You're just too young to remember the Good Ol' days having to run 1000 feet of coax throughout the Dorms and then having to troubleshoot why nothing was connecting and it turned out to be lazyass in the room 7 doors down, who said he had a terminator on his end of his T, and it turned out to be just a blank BNC connector. Troubleshooting your network topology with a multimeter sucks; trust me. That's old skool. LOL XD

    llspragulusllspragulusNgày trước
  • If doing any cut or opening, please wear a p100 mask and try and mange the dust. These old homes are full of asbestos and lead paint. You really don't want to get you or your family exposed. But great idea!

    Tom McConnellTom McConnellNgày trước
  • I guess it's good to have access points hidden out of the way, but my first instinct would be to mount them on the ceilings whenever possible. I guess the second floor would make that a challenge for this home though...

    ShaunShaunNgày trước
  • Category and range ARE very important considerations yes, but gauge and solid copper are also worth while features in the elusive search for future proofing your home (POE devices are drawing more and more power these days, and thin gauge stranded wire will heat up more)

    DoctorShaunBDoctorShaunBNgày trước
  • Haha I have brick walls all around even interior

    Jaiden ReddyJaiden Reddy2 ngày trước
  • I think it’s a type 66 block connection on the punch down tool. Not 99. There is no type 99 I do not believe.

    Perry KingPerry King2 ngày trước
    • Your correct. I just said the same to him before I saw yours snd others comments. Obviously to me anyway he was reading the 66 blade upside down, and did not know that 66 is for Old style ( before 110 ) telephone wiring blocks.

      Perry KingPerry King2 ngày trước
  • Well, my 1934 house closes in May, so that is for this! Just gotta figure out where to put the router in the first place

    Tyler Joseph SchommerTyler Joseph Schommer2 ngày trước
  • Doing this to my house, Proving hard . No ceiling space and no floor space ( concrete foundation )

    Tim MacdonaldTim Macdonald2 ngày trước
  • Casualy flexes 7 fucking thousand mbps

    MeizindMeizind2 ngày trước
  • My roommate is one of those people who thinks 5G cell towers will make fiber to the home unnecessary. I’ve debated having him committed many times.

    MatthewMatthew2 ngày trước
  • Man you should be on the mars mission team elon musk is gathering

    Gaurang ShuklaGaurang Shukla2 ngày trước
  • At 11:14 is that intended to be there? Because that is a face with glowing eyes to the left of him

    That Tech LifeThat Tech Life2 ngày trước
  • It's better the 5ghz repeaters man

    Panayiotis ToumazouPanayiotis Toumazou2 ngày trước
  • cries in australian

    Twiggy_93Twiggy_933 ngày trước
  • Metz Connect 130910-I RJ45 module E-DAT CAT 6A These are very handy.

    zeveroare Rzeveroare R3 ngày trước
  • 17:46 Bookmark for me to see hoe to crinp cables

    Sushma TolwaniSushma Tolwani3 ngày trước
  • "A is for assholes and B is for business"

    MinecraftMikeMinecraftMike3 ngày trước
  • With wifi6 mesh networks this is unnecessary, I wouldn't even hardwire servers. People overestimate wifi failures, and mesh networks handle them gracefully for residential setups.

    Philip EmanuelePhilip Emanuele3 ngày trước
  • Americans thinking that 128 years is old

    Borja BarbadilloBorja Barbadillo3 ngày trước
  • I just love that 120 year old house in America is "old" currently live in a 300 year old house in the UK. But either way, love the content. Keep it up 🙂

    Butter TheToastButter TheToast3 ngày trước
  • Dude, you got a beautiful home.

    Daniel HumerDaniel Humer3 ngày trước
  • The one that taught me the standards said A is for America and we use B. Blue phone Orange Data - Green Data + (dont exactly remember +/-, but im pretty sure) Brown is kinda misc, it isent used and it is used. power on POE devices often goes here. Since blue and brown arent used for data, you could do a low speed dual connection if the speed isent an issue but space is.

    Rasmus ConradssonRasmus Conradsson3 ngày trước
    • @Perry King intressting. How do you run poe on your gigabit cables then? Datangoes over 2 pairs. But if you split the cable for 2 you cant run as much since the signal disturbes the other signal. Kinda like splitting a pair.

      Rasmus ConradssonRasmus Conradsson2 ngày trước
    • That’s for Networks running 100Mb. Gigabit network wiring requires the use of all 4 pairs of the CAT cable. Just FYI.

      Perry KingPerry King2 ngày trước
  • My house cant get more than 100 mbps down and 10 mbps up. Very Sad.

    CodzyCodzy4 ngày trước
    • @Jose Javier Flores i guess but i was just kinda disapointed when i found out my house uses copper rather then fibre

      CodzyCodzy2 ngày trước
    • That's not too bad. 100Mbps is generally good enough for most home use cases.

      Jose Javier FloresJose Javier Flores2 ngày trước
  • The fucking clown. O_O

    Léo-Paul ArsenaultLéo-Paul Arsenault4 ngày trước
  • *Presses to show replies* Arguments in EVERY SINGLR COMMENT'S REPLIES

    PolifeetPolifeet4 ngày trước
  • 129 years? That is some baby shit. The house I am living in is around 250-300 years old (I would have to go out and look at the date on the house and I can‘t be arsed to do so). Even old American houses are still not very old.

    PhilfreezeCHPhilfreezeCH4 ngày trước
  • i ran cat 5e in my house.

    BineBine4 ngày trước
  • Is the 10gig switch worth it? I want to do something similar but none of my devices have 10gig capabilities and I only have 2 headlined PC’s one of which is a home data/Plex/VM server and the other is just a old gaming PC. Do you run a VPN in your network?

    bobyboybobyboy4 ngày trước
  • This vid could not land on my feed at a better time! I’m planning in doing the same kind of retrofit at my place! Thx!!

    Pat FlaniganPat Flanigan4 ngày trước
  • Sadly in the earthquake ridden country I live in, all houses are built completely in concrete bricks and metal and you can’t really make any of these modifications without tearing down half of the house and building it back up.

    Jojo DiAcJojo DiAc4 ngày trước
    • use the already placed conduits

      Nishil JaiswalNishil JaiswalNgày trước
  • In one is using CAT6 cable anymore. CAT7 or higher is the way to got for years already. I don't any retailer that sells CAT6 anymore. It would also be cheaper just to buy CAT7 in 2021, imho.

    R. SmithR. Smith5 ngày trước
  • where are you getting 7 plus gigs a second ?

    donald conraddonald conrad5 ngày trước
  • 13:30 insert mandatory handyman's "stud-identifier" joke here...

    Leo Smith on BassLeo Smith on Bass5 ngày trước
  • First video from your channel and your scratching my networking itch. Subscribed.

    G.G.5 ngày trước
  • would it be beneficial since you have running network cables to your house to just wire your house for fiber?

    z1z2z3z4z1z2z1z2z3z4z1z25 ngày trước
  • esay wenn man in der usa wohnt und ein haus aus karton hat xD

    Daniel Airich OfficialDaniel Airich Official5 ngày trước
  • Am i the only one seeing the glowing eyes at 11:11 lol

    Matt GallivanMatt Gallivan5 ngày trước
  • That's practically a new house in the UK :P My house is from the 1700s!

    Gareth PitchfordGareth Pitchford5 ngày trước
  • One minor thing on the punch down tool, it's a 66 & 110, not a 99 &110

    BlubusBlubus5 ngày trước
  • My brain hurts

    Slick LSlick L5 ngày trước
  • Biggest thing people mess up is an uplink or mirror cable .

    Christopher SaylockChristopher Saylock5 ngày trước
  • 23:55 is that the cable for the camera just sitting exposed next to it? that can't be good.

    maysminecraftmaysminecraft5 ngày trước
  • 11:16 haha the background lol

    SoldierSparkySoldierSparky6 ngày trước
  • I feel a building rage in this man. SUBSCRIBED!

    chrisw443chrisw4436 ngày trước
  • Has nobody pointed out that it's 110 and 66, not 99 yet? Yeah, 66 blocks are pretty much a POTS relic, but you're making a how-to video, you should at least get the terminology correct. I won't complain about skipping BIX and Krone (two other terminal block "standards") in your explanation since homeowners will likely never run into them, but accurate terms matter when people are counting on you for their education.

    Jon BartusJon Bartus6 ngày trước
  • This wasn't specific to 10 Gb as the title indicates. I was looking forward to how you set up the 10 Gb switches and NICS on devices.

    Hmoob DudeHmoob Dude6 ngày trước
  • You got google fiber? You! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    barry k.barry k.6 ngày trước
  • Nice touch @11:09 hehehehe... Quite the scare there with the eyes...

    ABAB6 ngày trước
  • Awesome video and I love how you explain everything clearly and simply. Thanks again.


    Dt VtDt Vt6 ngày trước
  • why not use a cat 6 flat cable instead of the bulky ordinary cat 6? just wondering

    GHOST888GHOST8886 ngày trước
  • Me at home with 129-year-old internet.

    Luboš ŽákLuboš Žák6 ngày trước
  • Oh no, never run wires outside!!! For no reason other than.... it looks hideous. Ok im going to finish watching.

    ryan fisherryan fisher7 ngày trước
  • Fucking LTT style thumbnails...

    Alexandru MarzencoAlexandru Marzenco7 ngày trước

    Cameron RogersCameron Rogers7 ngày trước
  • 11:12 watch out man

    FisheiyyFisheiyy7 ngày trước
  • I know I have watched waay too many Paranormal videos, because I noticed the creepy shiny eyed skull faced ghost that faded in at 11:09 as he says "Welcome to my creepy crawl space." and then fades away at 11:19 .. Well, at 129 years old, that place is bound to have something/someone hanging around. I am actually sorta envious.. I have lived in many a haunted house, best security system going. (Could be post edit, could not be.. don't care.. I enjoyed it!)

    Mark ObertMark Obert7 ngày trước
  • *Run's lines on the outside of the house* "these are for the surveillance cameras" Bandits cut video lines *Pikachu face*

    Bella TroutBella Trout7 ngày trước
  • Pro-tip: Use the tool @15:55 *inside* the wall to put the drill bit in the center of the wall cavity.

    Mike CrimMike Crim7 ngày trước
  • 19:15 gobsmacked that I've never thought of this

    Ryan BRyan B7 ngày trước
  • awesome!

    und3rgr0undfr34kund3rgr0undfr34k7 ngày trước
  • 11:14 what the fuck are those eyes in the back

    DogeDoge7 ngày trước
  • This is helpful because in like four years a really old house on our property is gonna be renovated and me and my dad really want Ethernet and home networking.

    Vexx4kVexx4k7 ngày trước
  • Nice. Have you heard about Ubiqity's data breach? They was hacked right from the inside of their core infrastructure and EVERYTHING was exposed to the hackers. Every single server, database, user data, etc. :)

    Dzintars KlavinsDzintars Klavins8 ngày trước
  • Grats on ur new digs, and Grats for knowing the time is here to get things up to par

    OLD SUSHIOLD SUSHI8 ngày trước
  • I always forget we share a name so whenever you say Quin I get confused lol😂😂

    DaQuin TheThirdDaQuin TheThird8 ngày trước
  • Excellent timing! I just purchased a 93 year old home and I’m connecting AT&T fiber to it.

    Roaming50Roaming508 ngày trước
  • Wireless access point setup is underrated is placed well across the house. ROI for wired setup isn't great if most of the devices are wireless. Its also a lot cheaper and not to mention how easy it is to setup wireless points than this. Good setup though if you absolutely need a wired one!

    AA8 ngày trước
  • Wooo wtf 7000 mbps

    DrakoDrako8 ngày trước

    Paradise KebabParadise Kebab8 ngày trước
  • Hold up, you're telling me this over a century year old house has Google fiber? Jesus, my town only covers half of it's residents with 20mb internet and the other half aren't worth the cost of expanding. Fuck ISPs, internet's a necessity in today's age there should be at least 2 options for every home. People can't live off of telecommunication companies capping hotspot data, kids need access to school work and adults need access to remote-working internet speeds. You would think during Covid there would have been more fuss about it since people were required to stay home.

    WhyItWhyIt8 ngày trước
  • meanwhile in Germany we only get up to 500mbit because our government fucked up so that coppercable is still everywhere.

    PromontoPromonto9 ngày trước
  • i also live in an house from 1890! greetings from Switzerland!

    Andy StadiAndy Stadi9 ngày trước
  • I'm not even finished with the video, but I wanted to stop and thank you for giving the most complete explanation I've seen so far on adding ethernet to an old house. As a first time home buyer, I was on the verge of freaking out cause I had no idea where to start. Thank you. You got a new subscriber

    Bruno PeresBruno Peres9 ngày trước
  • Some devices do not like those pass through tips

    Panty GoblinPanty Goblin9 ngày trước
  • 11:13 am I The only one who sees him in the dark

    Luke HaakLuke Haak9 ngày trước
  • 2021 5 megas ADSL… …con viento puelche en la Patagonia. 🌬

    Juan PabloJuan Pablo9 ngày trước
  • Do you really use the same wire for keystone and plugs in America? Here in Europe we use stranded wire cable to crimp into plugs and cable with solid wire conductors for keystone or patch panels.

    ManuManu9 ngày trước
    • Where in Europe? Europe is not a country.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers7 ngày trước
  • I would recommend CAT 6e .. they are a little bit more expensive, but have better signal strength due to shielding and support 10gig on longer runs. And again, it's worth the little price difference. they are definitely future proof. I had no problems crimping these cables and put jacks on them .. It was my first time preparing LAN cables and just watched some tutorial on youtube .. so it's doable for everybody. And the pennywise at 11:10 got me haha

    Alexander RaschAlexander Rasch9 ngày trước
    • He doesn’t have long runs.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
  • Did he actually run outdoor cable at ground level for security cameras? 🙈

    SCWfan06SCWfan069 ngày trước
    • It’s probably stock footage of someone else’s home.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
  • Did anybody get this but there was a creepy face in the dark part

    aidan Evansaidan Evans10 ngày trước
  • Any plans to get the Google Fiber 2Gb offering?

    Jordan JonesJordan Jones10 ngày trước
  • the craziest thing about this video is that your isp let you use a third party router.

    Bobo WonBobo Won10 ngày trước
    • @Frank Silvers every time someone tries to make a change the courts say "hey you guys have to let people use third party routers" and then they say "hey our official policy is that we do. " and thats the end of that, then they continue to only support their first party rentals and make it next to impossible to use your own. Pretty sure theres plenty of bribery involved

      Bobo WonBobo Won9 ngày trước
    • @Bobo Won There needs to be a lawsuit to address that.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
    • @Frank Silvers technically on paper its the same here but the only supported routers are the ones the isp rent. Canadian isp basically get to treat canadians like their bitch because theres only really 3 companies that manage internet in canada and they tend to avoid overlapping each others territory as much as possible.

      Bobo WonBobo Won9 ngày trước
    • @Bobo Won That's crazy. Why is that? Here in America with any Internet service provider you can use whatever modem/router you want, assuming it’s not old and unsupported. In fact I’m shopping for one right now because I’m changing my Internet service to cable.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
    • @Frank Silvers in Canada trying to use a third party router is about as painful as pulling out all your teeth with nail clippers. I worked for Roger's and they made it as hard as humanly possible to use your own router, and would often try to charge you rental for it anyways

      Bobo WonBobo Won9 ngày trước
  • Not trying to sound stupid but what company are you using to get that speed??

    Andrew PuentesAndrew Puentes10 ngày trước
    • Google. Only available in America

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
  • Bro what is that at 11:13?!

    Javier RojasJavier Rojas10 ngày trước
  • you`re doing a cat stove?! :P

    Marcelo Neubert GermannMarcelo Neubert Germann10 ngày trước
  • 11:09 - Dude that face in the darkness really caught me off guard.

    Dylan LewisDylan Lewis10 ngày trước
  • 129 years, I've got 197 years on mine. Unfortunately our towns fiber optic lines got cut off about 10 years ago and we are stuck with shitty wifi that xfinity doesn't care about

    Eylook Vul HeimiikEylook Vul Heimiik10 ngày trước
  • Great vid. We are house hunting now, and I salivate thinking about doing this. Hate wireless for my media center and other devices.

    TheAfromanTheAfroman10 ngày trước
  • Did no body see penny wise??? in the crawl space!!!

    MarwesgamesMarwesgames10 ngày trước
  • I can use the first tip:D we have empty cable holdings where you can just put a cable thru

    MarwesgamesMarwesgames10 ngày trước
  • Drywall ? - Cries in a Danish brickwall house...

    Svt TripsSvt Trips10 ngày trước
    • @Frank Silvers I’ve been to USA, many times. If I take a hammer, and smash it into a drywall, I will make a hole. If I do the same to a brick wall, nothing will happen. I do have drywall’s on the 2nd floor, even double on all walls, with metal behind it. And it’s not as soundproof, as concrete or brick. It’s not true, that it will collapse during earthquakes. Look up, how some very tall buildings in Japan, and New Zealand are build. :-)

      Svt TripsSvt Trips9 ngày trước
    • @Svt Trips First off, how would you know they "are so loud"? The fact is they are not. You can also easily sound insulate them. They look "cheap and flimsy" to you because you are ignorant on the matter. A drywall wall can also easily be stronger than a brick wall. In fact even stronger than a concrete block wall. I know because I have built and destroyed them. Wood structures can be very strong and last indefinitely when properly built and maintained. In fact some of the world's oldest structures and homes are made of wood, including in your part of the world. They are also far more resilient in earthquake prone locations. A brick and concrete block home would collapse in an earthquake.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
    • @Frank Silvers But, dry walled houses, are so loud. And most American houses, looks so cheap and flimsy. Here in Denmark, it’s pretty normal to live in very old buildings. Both apartments or houses, because they are made from brick. But I agree, it’s more difficult to work with indoor.

      Svt TripsSvt Trips9 ngày trước
    • Drywall is a wonderful material for interior walls. It’s so versatile and so easy to modify and repair. That's why even new brick and concrete block buildings here in America still have drywall interior walls. In commercial buildings the only difference you typically see with drywall walls is that the studs are steel rather than wood, as you would typically see in American homes.

      Frank SilversFrank Silvers9 ngày trước
  • Nice penny wise edit

    Lost Boys EntertainmentLost Boys Entertainment10 ngày trước
  • 11:13 I was genuinely scared !

    shamon351shamon35110 ngày trước