My brother, his girlfriend, and I are building a house next summer in Milwaukee. We all own computers, and will all want internet access.
My brother and I currently live together, and he surfs the web by proxy through my computer (which has DOD ISDN), over an ethernet network run by a simple five plug router.
We plan on actually wiring some sort of network into the house along with the telephone jacks, essentially putting a data jack with each one. Originally I thought we could simply wire the house with ethernet cables, connected to a router in the basement, and hook that up to either ISDN or DSL.
Now I’m wondering about other options. Any ideas? Any good alternatives to an ethernet jack in each room? What about the internet connection? ISDN has been good, but DSL would be better.
Does anyone know if this sort of thing is becoming more common in new houses? It’s easy to see in twenty years, that all new houses will be wired for data. What are people doing now?