I hope this is the right forum? I need help from the automation gurus!
I just bought a home, built an entertainment center for the AV equipment built some speakers and subs, pulled coax from the attic to the new OTA tuner for local hdtv broadcasts all without issue. I got the local cable company out to install tv and internet (they run Fiber to the home in my area). Sadly the tech could not install it because every room in the home was wired with coax only and so I need to wire the home with cat6a. It's a 1 story home with a large attic, so no issues with space and cabling, but there are two problems that I need help addressing.
1. I would like to use a large existing hall closet as my main network homerun because it is right in the center of the home and has easy attic access. It would be the best location for a wireless router, switches and any future surveillance/camera wiring and hdd. However, there is no power near the closet?
2. The television tech said that he is only able to bring the fiber to the phone/tv box at the side of the home. So I would be responsible for bringing the cat6a cable from the network closet down to the box where hopefully he will terminate it?
Should I pay an electrician to power the closet? Or do you think I should scrap the closet idea and just install a wireless router in the entertainment center. I could then run cat6a from there back to the phone/tv box area and have it as my main hub for AV and network equipment? There would not be any rooms hard-wired, but I guess I could always get the kids roku tv's?
Any ideas would be appreciated
p.s. I used to do low voltage and telecom wiring, so I am not afraid to get in the attic and make some dust!