The phone company has just sent me a new DSL modem and I would like to use this opportunity to run approximately 30 feet of network cable from my office to Hamish’s room, to allow him to use my DSL. This is the first time I have contemplated something like this, and leads me to some questions:
Is it feasible for the home user to buy cable and plugs separately, run the cable through walls and then wire the jacks to the end of the cable?
Will special software be required? (He runs Windows XP.)
Is this enterprise grossly more complicated than running the wires, plugging them in, and hoping for the best?