putting ethernet cable through wall

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  1. markymark1234567

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    I need to drill a hole through a wall to fit an ethernet cable.
    Daft question i know but i need to know what size masonry bit i need.
    I am drilling the hole for my brother then he is installing the cable next week cos he does not have the cable yet and i am going away to work.
    So don't want a gaping hole. My guess is about 16mm but does any one have any ideas
     
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    16mm sounds way big.
    I am not a computer whiz kid but earthnet cables that's the thing that connects the modem to the tower is it not?
    I recon that's about 7mm dia, so 10mm will be plenty.
    What type of wall is it, your going through and what is the depth of it?
     
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    The Rj45 connector on the end of the cable is about 12mm across, but figure in another couple of mm if the cable has a stress relief boot
     
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    You forgot to tell us if your brother has the crimping tool so you only need a hole for cable? :rolleyes:
     
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    I could do with a pair of them! ;)
     
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    if i boot you will it relieve my stress
     
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    Could well do, but may increase mine :cry:
     
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