What happens if you want to set up a home network, but you already have existing Ethernet cabling and wall jacks?
While it may seem simple, it turns out that you need to do some investigation first.
In this video, I describe the different types of patch panels you may find in your home, how they work, and how you will use them (or not).
It’s worth noting that if you only have twisted-pair phone cabling (often called PTT-298), you CAN use that wiring for 100 Mbps Ethernet – but not for Gigabit+ speeds.
Fortunately, most homes these days have Cat 5e or higher cabling, so that part shouldn’t be a problem…
Let’s take a look:
See also: “No more Wifi” video series
Goodies in the video (affiliate links):
- Open House H628 Ethernet Patch Panel
- Open House H618 Telephone Patch Panel
- Legrand AC1068 8-Port Cat 6 Ethernet Panel
- D-Link 8-port Gigabit Switch
In Part 2 of this video, I’ll show you exactly how to connect everything!
Until next week…