We bought our house about 4 years ago now and one of the projects I intended on tackling was cabling it properly. One thing that was done that I am not pleased with is that any new jacks for say, telephone.. They pulled the cable along the outside of the house and drilled a hole thru the wall and installed a jack on the molding on the inside. YUCK. I tore all of those off within 6 months of buying the house and sealed the holes. We had no telephone service nor intended on getting it at the time, and the intention was to pull jacks into all rooms properly. We have a crawlspace and an attic in this house. The second thing that was slightly better.... but only slightly was how Time Warner installed cable tv. They at least ran RG-6 in the crawlspace but it's just running along the ground then up thru the floor in several rooms. This is actually still there - I never tore this out since we WERE using it at the time. Last year we 'unplugged' from TWC for TV and got Netflix and watch TV off the air. (Great decision!!) Then.... cable in our neighborhood got really, really slow during prime time making Netflix unwatchable. Switched to DSL and no more problems! That forced me to run a temporary telephone line to where our router,switch, etc. etc. currently is located. Now that it's getting warmer.. damn near hot for this northerner in the south.... I need to tackle this project of running Cat5/RG6 and so forth into each room PROPERLY and installing jacks on the walls as it should be done, not having wires poking out of the rug or laying on the ground in the crawlspace. My wife also wants to reclaim the closet where the switch/dsl modem/wireless router/firewall/NAS/UPS and other stuff sits in. I have 2 options since she REALLY REALLY does not want that stuff in any of the closets IF I CAN avoid it...... the crawlspace or the attic. This is the south, the attic is simply too damned hot in the summer. We are talking 120-130 degrees hot.. that means death to equipment. Anyone have any pointers for me? Build some kind of enclosure in the attic OR crawlspace to house this equipment? Any tips would be much appreciated!