Home network cat6 and switch setup

  MattBadley 20:00 22 Jun 2014


I'm currently renovating my flat and have the opportunity to fully change the electric wiring. My electrician has asked for positions of cat6 sockets so have been thing about how to set it all up.

Do you think it's best to have a single cat6 in each room and then plug a network switch into it in order to connect multiple devices? Or, is it better to have multiple wall sockets in each room for plugging devices directly into it?

I'm thinking the first option is best because it's more flexible (can upgrade the switch size) and also means less cat6 cable being wired around the house. What would be the advantages/disadvantages of each method?



  alanrwood 08:38 23 Jun 2014

Put in as many points as you think is necessary or that your main switch, which is connected to your router, will accommodate whilst you have the facility to do so. Then you can add individual switches in any room if it becomes necessary. It is more efficient to keep to as few a number of switches etc as possible.

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