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I was close to having this finished when the drywall anchor holding the wall plate tore out while I tried to tighten it down. Now I have to come up with something else for the wall plate's screw to fasten into which is delaying the wrap-up. However, I have it plugged in and working in the mean time. Here's a file being copied from the server to my desktop/workstation.

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All done:

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My drywall repair sanded down the roller texture in the paint above the plate, but next time the wall gets painted it'll blend in fine. I glued and screwed a piece of plywood to the back of the drywall so that a longer wood screw in the top hole of the wallplate would fasten into the plywood where the drywall is missing. I dusted the screw head with white spray paint so it would blend in better.
 

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Shouldn't the box be attached to a stud or cross brace, and the faceplate screwed into the box?
 

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Shouldn't the box be attached to a stud or cross brace, and the faceplate screwed into the box?
Low voltage wiring doesn't require a box to comply with the building code. You'll never see them used. If you have access to the wall before the drywall goes up they use a boxless ring that attaches to the stud. They make old work boxless rings you can use to hold the wallplate, but I've always just cut a rectangular hole in the drywall to accommodate the number and layout of the keystones and then used drywall anchors to hold the faceplate. Never had a problem before this one.
 

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My electrician installed this in the office while the walls were open many years ago. This must be the boxless ring you're referring to? For the other rooms the 1-gange wall adapter was just floating and not attached to the stud. It had little arms that grab the drywall when you tighten the screws.

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So on my latest low voltage wiring project I decided to use these retrofit "old work" rings. Home Depot sells the single gang versions (orange colored) for $1.34 where I live.

In 10gig news, I've actually done something that has my server pushing more than 1gig for sustained periods. Doing a mass conversion of FLAC to AAC on my desktop (E5-2687W v2) and my dual E5-2690 v2 system both going at the same time pulls around 1.5gig from the server. It would be a bit higher, but the dual E5-2690 v2 system only has 1gig ethernet and can't pull data fast enough to completely saturate the CPUs. I have another 10 gig card I could put in it, but I currently don't have any more open 10 gig SFP+ ports on my switches.
 
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