I've yet to terminate the connections for my home network which consists of 7 dual-gang faceplates spread across the bedrooms, lounge and hallway, all leading to a "node-zero" in the garage where I've mounted a patch panel. I need to do the second-fix soon and have a few questions.
To wire up the faceplates, I want to leave plenty of cable slack just in case I need to pull another inch or so for reconnecting an RJ45 module (in case of problems in future) and there's 6 inches or so of cable sticking out from the backbox. Can I just push the slack cable back down into the hole without causing any issues? If not can I loop the slack cable in the backbox and behind the faceplate/modules (assuming of course that it'll fit)?
At the patch panel end I have cables coming down from the ceiling and up from the floor. The patch panel is installed in a hinged cabinet - actually one of these - the patch panel swings out from the right so I'll need plenty of slack in the cables attached to the back of the patch panel (otherwise I won't be able to easily swing open the patch panel). To achieve this, can I just loop the cables before terminating them at the patch panel? Or would that cause signal problems due to interference etc?
Apologies in advance for these basic "newbie" questions, just trying to complete my network so that it works and works well.