Hello all. Stumbled onto this website in a quest to understand what will later be my new house.
What I do know. The house is prewired to a Honeywell Distribution Panel. Almost every room in the house is prewired with Coax, Cat5e, telephone, and another jack similar to Coax (satellite?).
In the Distrib Panel there are 5 modules. Coax Distribution Module MDC-108, Combo Distribution Module MDC- 8T8RJ, (2) Patch Module MDP, and a Telephone Distribution Module MDT-8RJ.
What I am trying to accomplish in the new house setup. I would like to have Cable (Cox Communication) in select rooms, and internet/data in select rooms. Everything seems to be prewired so I just need to get the proper path of equipment lined up.
My question relates to the Distrib Panel and it's modules. Since I want data in multiple select rooms I need a Ethernet switch installed in line after the router. Do the DP and modules act as that ethernet switch? Can I take line from Modem => Router => Panel => Module and divide up the data signal? Or do I still need to purchase a separate ethernet switch and attach somewhere.
I have attached a photo of the panel if it helps.
To summarize: Cable signal comes into house. At the panel I plan to split this signal. One for Television, one for internet/data. Television signal goes into panel and gets distributed to various rooms. Data cable signal is is routed to cable modem, then router, then from a port in router into a port in the panel. From module the data signal is divided up among the rooms. Correct?
Thank you all.