Installing ethernet data points in your home is a great way to make use of the high internet speeds made possible by the NBN. With access to gigabit ethernet speeds (that’s up to 10x faster than typical WiFi speeds!) in your home or office, you can exchange data between different computers at fast speeds not possible over WiFi alone. By giving permanently installed devices access to wired ethernet data points such as smart TVs, media players, streaming units (like Apple TV 4K), game consoles and desktop computers, you never need to worry about local network speeds or WiFi troubles.
Additionally, since WiFi is a shared medium, the more devices there are, and the more WiFi networks there are nearby, the more your speeds will suffer. This situation is made only worse in high density dwellings like apartment blocks and units. By hardwiring WiFi access points in your home directly to your modem/router and placing them in strategic locations, you can achieve an even signal strength throughout your property.
Did you know that installing permanent DIY ethernet cabling at home or in an office without certification is illegal in Australia? All cabling work, including telephone, data, fire and security alarm systems cabling, that connects with Australia’s telecommunications network, must be performed by a registered cabler.
All registered cablers are required to complete training modules to ensure that they meet Australia’s high standards. In accordance with ACMA’s Wiring Rules (Australian Standard AS/CA S009), this ensures the safety of consumers, professional cablers and the telco network.
Call Auspower Electrical Services and chat to us about what we can do about installing ethernet data points in your home or commercial property.