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renluop

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Cable trip hazard
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:48:03 PM »

The Ethernet cable from my router to a HomePlug crosses the floor. That means either I pile of surplus cable or the cable being strung , both of which are untidy and capable of being hazardous.

Suggestions, please, how I can make the cable safe. The flooring is wood laminate.
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Re: Cable trip hazard
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »

longer ethernet lead round the skirting perhaps and clip it with some cable clips round the room to where you need it.
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Re: Cable trip hazard
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 06:18:18 PM »

I have a long Ethernet cable lying on the floor and abutting the skirting board. It traverses two sides of the room.

Obviously if there is a door opening then the above method is ruled out.
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Re: Cable trip hazard
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »

You can get pretty good flat cables now, really good for running around the edges of rooms near the skirting

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/CSL-Ethernet-1000Mbit-broadband-compatible-white/dp/B014DW3VI8/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B014DW3VI8&pd_rd_r=MQFPRS9MYDJH6D4E6G2F&pd_rd_w=6AyKE&pd_rd_wg=OTrFX&psc=1&refRID=MQFPRS9MYDJH6D4E6G2F

You could possibly even run it under the laminate if you could lift enough of a stretch to feed it through.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 07:43:37 PM by andyfitter »
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Re: Cable trip hazard
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »

Thanks guys! I was wondering about taking a direct route. What then?
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Re: Cable trip hazard
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 08:34:15 PM »

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