Originally Posted by mits7372
Won't need hub, have the router with empty ports. So how much do you think you have in it (just for the cable)? I am not anxious to crawl into the knee wall attic, not much space there, to run cable. Also, if the cable is not terminated, I wouldn't know how to splice and attach connectors. If it is terminated, I have to get the right length. There is a wireless Linksys bridge. The older model (used) is still on sale at Amazon for $45, the replacement is $89. From reading the reviews by customers, not altogether sure if it's fast enough.
monoprice.com, RJ45, 350 mhz, Cat5e, black, terminated:
100 foot = $ 11.78
50 foot = $ 6.38
Looks like 100' is as long as they go without having to get into bulk cable. You could do 2x100 ft and 1x50 ft and use the RJ45 couplers they sell for 0.45 cents each. These same couplers sell for OVER 6.00 each at Radio Shack, Lowes, Best Buy, etc....
Lowes shows 250 ft, Cat5e terminated at 49.97 which isn't too bad. You may want to go this route (no couplers, single wire). Bit more money but you won't have shipping costs and can be easily returned. This is what I did to just "try" the internet radio to see if I would like it, then returned the Lowes cable in favor of monoprice (which is black also, Lowes is grey). I just ran the original cable right over the floor, down the stairs, etc... to try it for a week before actually installing 100 foot Cat5e cable (it's a project). But I was hooked and had to have it!
Wireless may work fine for you, or it could be an absolute nightmare! Ya don't know until you try it. I always avoid wireless when possible (security settings, mac filtering, WEP, WPA, slower connections, possible audio drops) but then others swear they have no troubles. It's just not my thing.
Even if you did a wireless bridge, you would also need a wireless access point for the bridge to talk to. Do you have a Linksys (or like) wireless router? Or just a cable modem?
What types of music genre's would be of interest to you? I'll do a quick check on the 2700's internet radio offerings in such genre's to give you an idea of just how many stations are listed.