In building a new home, it is prudent to look to the future, where most appliances will be “smart” and require an internet connection over WIFi. TV’s and homes offices may require a higher capacity internet connection and are best connected to the internet using Ethernet cable. Both WiFi and Ethernet are connected to your home broadband router (typically provided by eir, Virgin or Vodafone).
Good WiFi is needed in any home with a large floor plan. We advise the following:
1. Place your broadband router in a central place (i.e. utility or home office).
2. Hard-wire all TV & computer points with Cat 5e or Cat6 ethernet cable to the broadband router location.
3. Hard-wire Cat 6 ethernet cable for WiFi extenders to your broadband router location. Typically, 1 per floor, or 2 for larger floor plans. This will spread your WiFi throughout the house.
Another product to use for WiFi distribution is to use a WiFi mesh. Typically the Deco M5 from TP Link is a great product and offers parent controls over the WiFi using a smart phone app. https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/deco/deco-m5/