Okay, so I have kind of a long story. Essentially I have adopted a network. We have a server room, and a switch closet I just installed.
The previous IT guy for some oddball reason put all the switches in the ceiling in various locations and mapped nothing for a topology.Then those switches run back to the server room switches. It's a complete mess.
I want to get that junk out of the ceiling and put everything in the server room and switch closet. They don't have anyone to do the wiring besides me and maintenance. Our workloads are quite heavy, but essentially what we have to do is take each computer, each room, each wall jack, each device and run new wires. We're essentially going to have to re-wire the entire building.
My question is, instead have running completely new wires, (being that the wall jacks will take most of the time) are there any devices out there where instead I can take the switch in the ceiling, unplug the ports, add some sort of adapter that allows me to attach a longer extension Ethernet cord, and continue the run back to the server room/ closets all bypassing the switches in the ceiling? Of course I'll be keeping in mind that it's under the 300ft.
Or are we going to have to re-wire the whole dang building? lol