We have 40 connections on 2nd floor. All wires go through the floor into two switches.
I want to move the switches next to the server and centralized all network equipment. Currently, the switches are in a "library".
Can I just put RJ45 jacks on the ends of the existing lines and "extend" the lines using another cable to the patch panel; from the patch panel I would use a patch cord to the switches? Will this hamper network speed.
All the runs should be under 295 feet.
I have a tester and will test one wire but also wanted any comments/concerns.