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Milford, NH
·Hollis Hosting
·G4 Communications

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reply to hambone42

Re: Structured wiring questions for new (old) home

1) Are you having trouble? RG-59 has greater loss then RG-6 but if you are not having trouble no sense in replacing it.

2) Cat 5e supports Gig Ethernet. If you think you need 10G any time soon use Cat 6a - not regular Cat 6.

3) Backboard rather the one of the all-in-one cabinets. Use hinged bracket for the patch panel. If possible get a Ethernet switch with mounting ears and get a large enough bracket to mount everything. If that is not possible install a shelf above the patch panel to located the switch and use short 1ft patch cables. Leaks are always an issue but choice should be on most convenient location. If leak is a serious concern figure out how to shield electronics in the event of a problem.

Doing old work can be a pain. Hopefully there is some sort of wire chase you can use to get cable near final location. One trick is to remove baseboard to hid cable runs.