We moved into some temporary and smaller housing and when it was time for me to play I.T. it was time for some creative thinking. Luckily this temporary home has a desk with a cable outlet underneath with a plug pretty close by. So, what did I do to organize the cable modem, wireless router and not wind up with a rat’s nest of a desk?
- First, I jumped through a few hoops to get Comcast XFINITY Internet.
- Second I reviewed the approved cable modems.
- Third, was to buy a suitable cable modem. I decided on the Motorola SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem I liked the modem’s stats and what I read in the reviews seemed to support the purchase.
- Fourth, was the Wireless router. There was nothing wrong with the Monoprice Wireless N router that I had so, I put it back into service as well. Given, that the other cable outlets in our temporary digs were all occupied and I couldn’t see putting this gear in the kitchen… I decided on under the desk. You may ask…How did you do that? Here’s what I did.
- Two packs of Command Products – Hanging Removable Interlocking Fasteners
- One pack of Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties
- One 6-Outlet Surge Protector
Stick the Command Products – Hanging Removable Interlocking Fasteners on the back of the cable modem and wireless router. I tried hanging the surge protector but, it was a little to hefty for the interlocking fasteners. The good thing about using the fasteners is there is no wall damage and nothing sticky left behind on the network gear when it’s time to move.
After I arranged everything on the wall like I wanted it I tamed the cable lengths with the Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties.
Then, I plugged everything up and did the router/modem setup. Try it. Then, sit back and enjoy a little less clutter on your desk.