The reason for doing it was the increasing number of Wifi hits and attempts on our Wifi Routers, although I've only been hacked into a few times (despite hefty security) each attempt takes up router time and slows the connections down significantly. By going to high speed CAT 6 and 6e flat cable I have achieve a significant speed increase and less wifi points to bother.
The house was built around 13 years ago with ultra-thick glass fibre insulation.
up into the loft space. Then 20m across the loft space to a foul water pipe conduit
that went to the conduit in guest bedroom, to connect to that toilet. I drilled a large hole in the spare room wall into the conduit so I could see where I was going and guide the cable.
The conduit then carried on down through the dining room roof and floor, so I drill another hole there so the cable could come out of the conduit and connect to the router connected to the BT point.
Luckily I'd recently purchased a 1 meter flexible Workzone inspection camera from Lidl on one of their special days
Similar Inspection Camera's can be purchased from Amazon UK
This camera was amazing as I could now see some of the obstacles. But the more I looked the more I saw a rats nest of pipes, of all shapes and sizes that made no sense.
Struggling to make sense of it, I decided to set up a strobe torch in one of the 6 cm holes I'd made. After many patient hours of inspection camera searching from the the bedroom hole and the dining room hole I finally develop a good mental map of where I need to go, and how to get there. After getting the pull-through and bent metal coat hanger hook through I manage to get Debbie to help feed me the cable from the guest room as I pulled it through in the dining room.
I so glad I chose flexible flat cable, the beauty of the flat cable I used
over the old thick round cable,
was that it is incredibly flexible and strong so it slid through the complicated rats nest of pipes without snagging once. I suppose its pretty much as a tapeworm does in the gut.
I chose blue flat Cat 6 cables as they stand out, but there are nice white ones available from Amazon in the UK:
And Available from Amazon USA