I would like some advise on the best solutions or most practical info for a Wired home network setup from my Modem > router > Workstation/Server. Also from router > IPTV/Bluray Live player both devices support PoE standards
I am having FTTC-based Fibre installed shortly, and am thinking of running my home network (primarily) to my server/workstation using a wired Ethernet solution: 7m Cat6a Shielded Patch - Grey.
The router will be the Technicolor TG582n.
I am unsure exactly which modem I will be getting just yet, however it will be either the Huawei HG622 / ECI B-FOCuS V-2FUb/I Rev.1B (<-maybe different firmware)
As much details as possible please, Anything and everything, tips/tricks..
Are there any other considerations regarding the capability's of the Ethernet cables like the resistances over distance/solid cores vs UTP / Which types of EFI shielding is best for busy home environment.
Plus things like the frequency's which ADSL will be running over whilst inside/past my NTE inside my home network will this be dependant upon my Ethernet choices.
Anyway, As for the Technicolor TG582n router:
- LAN1 (WAN) Port - Goes from the Modem to the Router (hopefully <5m distance apart)
I will maybe changing the standard Ethernet cable which comes free with the Modem over into a 5m Shielded Cat5E Snagless Patch Cable - Grey version.
- LAN2 Port I am thinking of running a 7m Cat6a Shielded Patch - Grey. over a small run of about <10m to my Server/Workstation
- LAN3 Port Its gong to be going straight into the back of an 50" HD IPTV ( =< 2m away from router)
- LAN4 Port Its gong to be going straight into the back of an Toshiba Blu-ray Live player ( <=<2m away from router)
Can you give me some advise if the type of Ethernet cable is overkill, for the LAN2 Port run to the serve/workstation as I am trying to future-proof my Network setup as much as possible (Hopefully for when XE-PON arrives in the future) and I will not have to keep messing with threading Network cables through walls, etc.
My Primary system's On-board LAN port is: 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) however this can be upgraded in the future to another NIC.
I would love to hear about the best way I should go about this type of home network setup or if I am missing something out.
And also, would it be best to buy the Ethernet cable pre-assembled, as in, set lengths 10m/20m and cut them down to size or should I do everything myself, like buy a 15m Cat6a and a separate 20m Cat5e length and then do the cutting/fitting the RJ45 headers/boots/crimping, etc?