I am looking to network my entire system together, and I think I need some advice
In my office, I have a Netgear WNDR4500 Router. It needs to stay in my office, because I have a 4TB G-Drive connected to it for file sharing, and a printer connected to it for print sharing.
As for my HT set-up, I have a Pioneer VSX-1021 Receiver, D*TV Box, Apple TV, and PS3. That is 4 things I need to wire up. I already ran a single Cat5 from my WNDR4500, to the back of my HT setup. But now I am at a standstill. What type of hub (is that even what it's considered??) do I use that will work best with my WNDR4500. Obviously I don't want to lose any speed. And I want everything to work when I use my iPad for the remote for my VSX-1021.
You need a switch. Figure out how many ports you need, and then look at the usual suspects (cisco, linksys, netgear). Gigabit switches are a commodity. You don't need any fancy enterprise level network capability.
You probably should find one that's fan-less, quite, and energy efficient.
Mine is in a sealed equipment room, and is an older netgear 24 port gigabit switch. It works fine but is noisy,but because it's in a sound isolated space the noise doesn't matter.