I have tried searching for this info, but there is so much, that i have info overload. Im more confused than ever and need any help I can get
I am in the middle of a major house renovation. The house is a single level home that is 2,800 square feet of living area. I'm currently tearing out sheet rock to the studs and insulating the exterior walls since this was never done, (older house). I'm also remodeling the kitchen by knocking down walls to an existing computer room to expand the area of our kitchen. While I have the studs exposed, I want to improve my current internet connections & network capabilities.
My current setup involves a desktop in a computer room, with a modem and wireless router.
My "theater room" is our living room, and is located on the complete opposite side of the house. I have a TV, (Mitsubishi WD-60638), PS3, A/V receiver, Wii, & DirecTv connected in this room. The PS3 & Wii are connected to the internet wirelessly to the router in the computer room. The directv is not connected to the network because I could never connect it wirelessly. The in-line systems could never be made to work by any tech guy that tried. The wireless is average in this room. I know it could improved with the proper wiring.
The new kitchen will also have a computer nook/workstation built-in. This wall of cabinets will also contain a TV, another directv box, and a DVR system for security cameras above the desk.
What I want to do is this:
Since the majority of my family's wireless activity, (ipads, iphones, and laptops), occurs in the living room, I want the strongest possibly signal I can get located in this room. Due to this, I would like to move the wireless router to the living room. From that location, I would like to hard connect the A/V receiver, the PS3, Directv HDDVR box, and the Wii directly to that router, (a Linksys EA3500 Router), to eliminate the wireless connection those components are currently using.
Then in the kitchen at the work station, I would also like to hard wire the directv box to the internet. The TV, a Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX330 TV will connect to a Denon AVR-1312 via HDMI. The speakers for this set up are in-ceiling ones. My current desktop, which contains all audio and video files, would be located in the desk. I would like to be able to "stream" my audio and video files between the two different TVs, but dont know how to do this. This is an older Dell desktop with the basic usb, audio, and video input/outputs. It does not have wireless connectivity capabilities.
The security system, a Night Owl Poseidon-85 8 Channel H.264, has its on video cables and will connect to the Sony TV. It also needs to be connected to the internet inorder for remote viewing.
So my question is, what do I need to tie all this in together. I would like my hub to be behind my living TV. Would cat6 cables run through conduit be all I need?
I've seen mention of switches, hubs, etc, on this site but have no clue what all that is and if I need that.
I thought I could move my modem and wireless router to the living room, connect my components there directly to the router, then tie it to the kitchen by running 100' cat6 cables from the living room to the kitchen. While my construction knowledge and skills are good, my tech knowledge is minimal.
Anyone have links to diagrams that show this basic set-up? I assume this is basic.
Or can someone be so kind to link specifics items needed to complete this?
Sorry for all the info. I'm sure this has been asked before, but couldn't find it. I'll take any help I can get