This picture shows how we hid the wireless router and TV distribution
system in the loft.
A loft is a great place to route wires, most homes will have
you can run wires up to the loft space e.g. using the back of wardrobes,
soil pipes etc.
We used the back of the dressing room wardrobe (which was above
the study) allowing us to route cables from our patch panel, up
to the loft. The lounge was a problem but we fortunately had a
soil pipe boxed in at one of the corners which made the perfect
space to run TV distribution coax, telephone wires and CAT5e cables
(see picture on the right.
The wireless router we used for this job was a Belkin, which
cost about £60. It has the capability to connect to an adsl
modem and has 4 ports. We only used the uplink connection to give
us wireless networking capability [more]
If you go down the wireless network route make sure you encrypt
your network otherwise you could be sharing all your personal
files and internet connection with your neighbours or hackers
in the area.
Its worth taping up cables in logical groups so that's its easier
to work out which cable goes where.