Originally Posted by Adinn
Since your box is inside the garage, that will make it easier. Is your wiring setup going to be permanent or temporary? I still have lots of solid copper cat 6 cable.
I have set up a patch panel in a closet, so one cat 6 goes to a switch just for video and another goes to a router then to another switch for internet. I have one network.
I would only use one connection from the ONT for your internet network and the others for TV since video does not need a common switch, but a switch will work too if your house is wired.
I am trying this to be permanent and I have no video services just internet/phone with Surewest. My plan is to have one network to avoid headaches. I was planning to to run a switch after my first current router and then distribute new wire to the new
rooms. I currently have a router with wifi after the ONT that distributes internet to two locations but that is not enough anymore.
One of those locations has another wifi router being used as a bridge only to extend wifi around the house but wifi does
not cut it sometimes.
Sorry about the confusion..
So ONT >> WIFI/ROUTER >> 1 PC
>> living room >> WIFI/BRIDGE >> Dish Hopper
>> Sling Box
>> Blu Ray Player
All of this is wired. Problem is I still have a SmartTV with Netflix and a PS4 in one room on WIFI with streaming ok most of the times, a PS3 in another room on WIFI, and my daughter room with a future streaming device on wifi. Lots of streaming!!
If I were to do this again I would wire ethernet to every single room when I bought the house many years ago. But who would have known our connected devices were going to explode in usage...
Sorry is this is a little off-topic but there is not much talk in this section so not sure who cares.