Mounting a box for a network jack...

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Old 03-13-06, 08:56 AM
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Mounting a box for a network jack...

Just wondering if there are 'boxes' out there I can just mount to the center of a wall, not near a stud? Or perhaps it's easier if I just cut out the wall, and mount the plate direct to the wall without a box at all? I am thinking to go the latter route to make it easier, and just attach the plate with some drywall anchors and screws.
 
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Old 03-13-06, 09:19 AM
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They make old work electrical boxes that are held to the drywall by ears so you don;t need to be near a stud.

You can also just attach the network plate to the drywall if you want, or they make metal devices that you bend to fit which hold the plate against the wall.
 
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I have used old work low-voltage boxes as well. They are usually a bright orange hollow plastic rectangle with two screws and ears. I find this type of box holds much better than the bendable metal frames.

You can order them here or buy them at most any home store.
http://doityourself.com/store/6075022.htm
 
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