Setting up network in new home - 8 rooms are pre wired for cat6
Posted on 2014-09-28
New house is wired with Cat 6 (8 connections). Internet provider is local with a Cat 6 cable installed into the patch panel, but no modem. I can plug my laptop into this connection and get to the internet but what I want is to use the rj45 jacks in each room. I know I need to use a gigabit LAN switch to connect all the wires but do I first connect a router to the internet connection then connect the switch to it? I want to put a wireless router in the main room which is downstairs. Do I just plug it into the rj45 jack in the wall in that room? Can someone point me to the exact configuration?