How To Run Ethernet Cable Behind PreExisting Walls?

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Old 12-04-13, 08:37 AM
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How To Run Ethernet Cable Behind PreExisting Walls?

I want to run some ethernet cable behind the walls and ceiling in my living room up to my bedroom. I have no idea ho to go about doing so. Would I need to do some major demolition to my interior walls in order to achive such a task? I know that the electrical wire runs behind the wall so why shouldn't I be able to run ethernet cable behind the wall?
I have included pictures to show the layout of my home. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-04-13, 08:47 AM
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The amount of demo work and patching is going to be dependent on the construction of your house and where you need to install cables. The existing wiring is installed in holes drilled in the studs.

Have you considered wireless?
 
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Old 12-04-13, 09:03 AM
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Hardwired will always be more stable than a wireless connection will. I have a Apple TV connected to the TV in my bedroom via WiFi and is lacks stability unlike the Apple TV I have connected to the TV in my living room which is hardwired.
Going behind the walls seems like it may be harder than I suspected. I would hate to bite off more than I could chew.
 
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Old 12-04-13, 09:16 AM
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You may want to try a range booster for the wireless.
 
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Going behind the walls seems like it may be harder than I suspected. I would hate to bite off more than I could chew.
Think of it as a major remodel. I wouldn't do it if I had any other options.
 
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Amazon.com: Belkin Powerline AV500 Network Adapter Kit (2 adapters included): Electronics

try a Ethernet over powerline adapter, this is NOT wireless, the data is routed over the power wires

units should be on the same pole of split phase or same phase of 3phase.
 
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Old 12-04-13, 03:10 PM
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Wow, I have never heard of such a device. It sounds amazing. I will be ordering one really soon to test out its reliability. Thank you all for you suggestions. This device looks like it will save me from a major headache asociated with remodeling.
Thanks again!
 
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Old 12-04-13, 03:33 PM
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I use a similar one to add signal to watch TV on the wireless blue ray player.
 
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Is there dead space behind your chimney wall?
You could run the cable under the baseboard to your wiremold, up the wiremold to the jack behind your tv, into the wall from there up to your attic then across the attic and down into the bedroom wall.

EDIT: Advice was against NEC rules.
 

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Cables cannot be run lengthwise in ductwork under the NEC. This is to limit the spread of smoke.
 
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