I am starting to plan out my home lab and the first job is to run the cables, I live in the UK with a plasterboard walls, I have a modern 2 storey home. 10 years old with no network cables run at all. I have FTTP and the ONT is on the ground floor in the living room. I have been using powerline adaptors but they are maxing out at 100Mbps, with packet loss, and latency on them is high. I get better latency on 5Ghz.
ATM, I want to wire my home myself connect to gaming pcs and consoles and POE cameras, and upgrade to Unifi AP’s.
I want to use flex bits, I need to go from the loft to the ground floor where my fibre ONT is. The distance from the outlet on the ground floor is about 5 metres or 16ft to the header in the loft. It is an external wall filled with fibreglass insulation. I want to drill from the header in the loft and down through the header on the 1st floor down through to the ground floor. I live in a detached home, and there are no firestops. I just need to get through the headers in both floors and pull a drawstring down.
I removed a Coax TV outlet, next to the ONT, I used rods to get to the header on the ceiling of the ground floor, the coax cable runs to an ariel in the loft, but it is tacked onto the stud, I was hoping to use it to pull a cable but it’s not possible. So, I need to make a new hole and route. I used an endoscope WiFi camera tapped to the rods to check the hole but its too small to feed another cable through.
I don’t have any firebreaks to drill through, just the header in the loft and straight down to the header on the 1st floor.
I want to ask if anyone has tried any of these bits with 2 extensions connected to them. I’m also struggling to find suppliers in the UK. I can get the bits on Amazon but not the extensions.
I watched Coreys video. There are no flex bits in the structured cabling Amazon link.
I am considering
Has anyone done this sort of thing tried to go from the loft to the ground floor?
How did it go?
What drill bits did you use?
Thanks in advance for any advice