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Flexible Mount Challenge - Win a NETGEAR Gigabit Easy-Mount or ProSAFE Switch!

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*Update 9/5 12PM PST - Entries for this challenge are now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Is your network setup “Wire Wise” or are you harboring a “Rat’s Nest”? Snap a quick photo and post it here to the NETGEAR Community and you could win one of two NETGEAR Easy-Mount Switches!

  

To enter the Flexible Mount Challenge:

2 Entries per person possible – But, feel free to comment and joke/praise snapshots community members post here.

  1. Post a pic of your clean wire-wise cabling triumph!
  2. Post a pic of your messy rat’s nest cabling disaster!

We’ll feature our favorite from each category in a future article.

At the end of the submission period (September 5th, 2017), we will randomly select one entry from each category to get one of two great NETGEAR switches. Learn more about NETGEAR Easy-Mount switching solutions.

 

Prizes:

1x GSS108EPPNETGEAR ProSAFE 8-port Gigabit Web Managed Click Switch with PoE/PoE+

1x GS408EPPNETGEAR 8-port Gigabit Web Managed Easy-Mount Switch w/8-port PoE/PoE+

 

We look forward to seeing your submissions and comments. Good Luck!

 

Official Flexible Mount Challenge Rules.

 

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Model: GSS108E|ProSAFE 8-port Gigabit Click Switch
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Re: Flexible Mount Challenge - Win a NETGEAR Gigabit Easy-Mount or ProSAFE Switch!

NETGEAR Employee here, so I'm not entering the contest, but I came across some cool images online for a "messy" and before/after setup. Thought I'd share it with the Community as inspiration. 

 

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Totally liking this before and after shot!

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Show off those cables! #FlexibleMountChallenge

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Re: Flexible Mount Challenge - Win a NETGEAR Gigabit Easy-Mount or ProSAFE Switch!

Here is a picture of my rack in its earlier days (only 4 month ago, though)

And here is the rear-end of my rack after my friend and I cut some custom-length cables.

Here is a picture from a place my co-workers and I support. The director doesn't want to pay to have us redo it😬 (Yes, that patch pannel is hanging by the cables.)

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Re: Flexible Mount Challenge - Win a NETGEAR Gigabit Easy-Mount or ProSAFE Switch!

@MasonQQQ

Thanks for sharing MasonQQQ!

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I used to have to navigate through this mess daily...

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Not really a rat's nest...more like a mouse trap.My_NetGear_Setup.jpg

 

 

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I've always been horrible at cable management, I should probably watch a video on tips or something some day.

 

Anyway, this is my current home network.

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Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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LOL "Mouse Trap". Good one @FreeJet

I do like your mounting solution though.  Smiley Wink

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I bought a house the came pre-wired with Cat5E. The bad news is the network panel was a complete disaster and had to be completely redone. Now, I've got gigabit running to 2 ports running to every room and servers hosting in my office to media devices around the house! Smiley Happy

 

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I've walked into a few closets there were a nightmare, but this inherited disaster was one of the worst. IMG_0592.jpg

 

Same client, but a new location that we were able to do right from the beginning. 

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Definitely put me in the rat's nest category. Bought a full-size rack a few months back with the idea of organizing everything. Unfortunately, all it's done is make more room for additional equipment which is then wired in with whatever cables I have available. Need to make some time to organize at some point...

 

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Here is the disaster that is the core of my network.
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This is the only part of my network that would even be remotely called cable porn.
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Haha great one! Does the little desk fan help?

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It really does help keeping the modem from over heating overheating.
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My access points look beautiful! Just don't look in the laundry room...IMG-4868.JPGIMG-4860.JPG

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I know, I mean, the Underoath poster..... Smiley Very Happy

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Love me some Underoath! Hopefully my kid will continue my legacy and hang up that poster one day. 

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