Yes, I'm finally finishing the last part of our home project that I started back in 2006.
For those that don't know what I'm talking about, here are a few links.new-home-project-finishing-the-basement-t22448.htmlfinishing-the-basement-stage-t24953.html
So why am I just now getting to this? I was pretty happy with wireless and powerline networking so I really didn't have a need to use all the ethernet cables that I ran. We now have 10+ devices on our home network and with our kids watching videos online and streaming them from our home server, wireless is no longer cutting it. The utility closet in my office is also packed full of routers and satellite hardware and I really wanted to move some of it.
Here's where I'm at right now. All of the ethernet cables are now terminated in a patch panel (I forgot how much I hate doing physical networking). I also installed an old HP 100Mbit switch I had laying around and moved DirecTV's internet bridge from the utility closet.
I still need to move the DSL modem out of the utility closet. I'm probably going to have to run phone over ethernet to do this. Also, I'd like to replace the HP switch with a smaller gigabit one. This will bring the entire house up to gigabit speeds (already have gigabit in my office).
Does anyone have any suggestions for a heavy duty power strip? I'd like to find something that I could mount to the wall. I kinda like this one from Belkin.http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage. ... _Id=199275
I also plan to move a few computers and some UPS's in there so I may just get an electrician to install another outlet with 4-8 plugs in it. Thoughts?