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Why hire a data cable installation through Airtasker?

When you want a faster, more secure and private internet connection, along with a system that allows for easy file sharing, media streaming and online gaming in your home, hire a data cable installation expert on Airtasker. Use our platform, and you can quickly find an expert to help you plan then install a residential Ethernet installation with Cat5 or Cat6 house wiring.

It’s as easy as making a post on Airtasker. Be as specific as possible, and say why you want the network cable installation, how many and which rooms must have Ethernet cable wiring, the number and type of devices that will be part of the network, your location and your budget.

The right home Ethernet cable installers will approach you with a free quote. You can see reviews and ratings to hire the right one. Once you’ve agreed on the budget, your Tasker goes to your location to set up your network (you release the payment only after the job’s done). Yes, it can be that easy to do your network installation when you use that pink button!

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Top Data Cable Installation related questions

In most cases, no. The data cable installation expert you hire usually has the tools and equipment to do the job, along with the requisite skill and years of experience. The only items you have to provide for this service are the spools of cable, the wall bracket, shelf or cabinet for the Ethernet switches, the cable plates, and the devices you wish to make part of your home network. 

The time it takes to render this service depends on the complexity of the home network you want to be installed. Wiring and setting up a simple network consisting of a few devices and your internet cable installation can take at most an hour to complete. A more complex set-up with multiple devices across several rooms or areas may take 4-5 hours, due to the length of cable your installer must measure, cut and splice. 

Sure! If you do home network set-up as a business, you can hire a Tasker to help. Simply make a post on our platform that lists everything you need; you’ll discover how easy it is to find a Tasker for almost anything. You can also find Taskers for related jobs like computer upgrades, computer desk assembly, office furniture assembly and computer repairs. Make a detailed post to get matched with the right Taskers. 

You have at least two options: pore through search engines and websites for an Ethernet cable installation company, or better yet, make a post on Airtasker and let an installation specialist find you! We suggest you make a post on our platform that has all the crucial details about the home network set-up you want. You’ll get matched with Ethernet cable installation experts closest to you, and you can talk prices and schedules, then hire the best one for you. 

Yes, if it’s for a simple home network. Should this consist of a couple of devices, a Wi-Fi extender and your modem, you won’t need that many cable connections. You should only need a small 4 or 8-port switch that can be set up quickly. But if the home network you want is more complex (includes several devices) and spans multiple rooms in your home, consider hiring an installation expert on Airtasker. 

Yes! When you go on our platform, you’ll see that there are Taskers for hundreds of different jobs. Make a post with all the crucial details about your business network set-up to attract the right Taskers. Mention what sort of business it is, its location, the number and type of devices to network, your budget and how soon you want it done. Taskers with the appropriate skills and experience will ask about the job, and you can negotiate from there.  

What do data cable installation services include?

The data cable installation service includes all the tasks necessary to set up a wired network in your home. This can involve planning the network wiring layout, cutting holes to run the data cables and wiring and attaching cables to specified devices. The necessary internet cable installation and structured cable installation may be included as well. To finish the installation, your data cable installer can test the network. 

Planning the layout

Your data cable installation expert begins with planning the layout. You specify in which room or area in your home to place the modem, Wi-Fi extender, patch panel and other network devices. This can be in your attic, basement, a closet or additional spaces, as long as it’s a central location to the devices in your network. Your data cable installer can help you determine the best location, and do the measurements for the cable lengths. 

Doing the wiring

Once the plans for the cabling, the location of the devices and the modem are laid out, your installation expert cuts out holes for the data cables to push through. Your installer then prepares a base for the Ethernet switch, router and modem. This can be a wall bracket or shelf; if you don’t have these ready, some installers can purchase and install the shelf or wall bracket for you, but this can cost extra. 

Next, they measure and cut data cable to the appropriate lengths, splice and connect jacks on one end. The completed cables are pushed through the holes. Your Ethernet installation expert then seals the holes with recessed cable plates. 

Connecting Ethernet cables, devices and Ethernet switches

With the cables ready, your data cable installer connects the cables to the Ethernet switches on one end, and to the cable connection of a device on the other. Some cables may be spliced and connected to your patch panel. The devices your installer can connect the cables to can be a PC, CCTV monitor, media player, Wi-Fi extender, gaming console or other compatible devices. Some installers can label each of the data cables to make troubleshooting or upgrading easier. 

Securing the wiring

When attaching the cables, your hired expert takes care not to bend them too much. They can mount and secure them with insulated staples as they jut out from their cable plates and run through and along your walls. Some installers may label and bundle up cables with zip ties to prevent snagging, bending and to keep them from coming loose. 

Testing the network 

Once all the connections are done, your data cable installer tests the network. They can test the connected devices individually to ensure they are part of the network, work as intended and connect to the internet (if they can) as they should. If any device doesn’t work as expected or there are flaws, your expert troubleshoots the problem. They can test the system and do the appropriate fixes until your network functions perfectly.