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We are currently building a new home with the intention of putting a computer in one room and two others in another room quite some distance away. We'd like to conseal the cables in the walls. What type of outlets and cables (that run thru the walls) are needed? Also, having n/w cards that support RJ-45 in addition to BNC, is a hub needed to connect multiple PCs at the 2nd room?

If you would, where can we find information on all the equipment that is needed to get the home network running and their relative cost of installing it yourself?
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You need to go to your local computer store and buy some Cat5 cable. They should also have jacks that connect the cable. You will need to purchase a small hub as well. A 10/100 or a 10 or a 100mhz one would do just fine. Any Radio Shack would probably have all that you need. They will also have network cards. You should probably not have to spend more than $300 in total. You should be able to hook the cable on the wall jacks as straight through. You also need some cables to go from the wall jacks to your computers. The hub should take care of the crossover needed so each computer will talk to each other. Hope this helps!
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