Originally Posted by johnBlanker
lol, here is the diagram. From the attic, the first cable will go down into the living room, all other will just remain disconnected in the attic. I have 2 bedrooms, a bath, and a kitchen. You never know, cat6 in the bathroom? maybe one day, for something.
The pic above might work, but it's not optimal. First ...
- you run the best wire you can afford ... Cat6a or Cat6e (it will be there for 10-20 years).
- You install the real SOLID WIRE cable from the spool (inside walls), and terminate with Punch-Down Tool with jacks rated to match cable.
- I suggest a real Cat-6 Patch-Panel in wiring closet on main-floor
- At least 2-3 runs into each room. Optimally, each device has it's own wire but can share a bit if all devices aren't used at once.
- If PC is FileServer (or whatever is NAS), it should be connected directly to that main Gigabit Switch-1 (router becomes only for slower Internet traffic).
Edit: Really doubt those pre-made patch cords are in-wall-rated ... but doesn't really matter because you are not suppose to run them in walls. Patch-cords only go from the wall socket to machine and are usually pretty short.
Edited by Tesla1856 - 11/7/13 at 8:01pm