One good method to stave off the misery of the installation was to solder larger chunks of the wiring at home. Ethernet connecters were an unknown at this point, I didn’t even know if the wire would work properly, so I held off on designing the PCB with them in mind. It would have cost hundreds, then again it would have saved me… a month. I am going to say that a month of blood sweat and tears would have been saved since a bucket of ice cubes and crimps can be given to volunteers to build and test cables. This would have also made the whole setup reconfigurable and modular and quick to swap out and… I have been bitching about this for weeks (ask anyone at the shop). UGH.

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