I am looking at the networking possibilities in the new build I moved into.
Each room has an ethernet network point, that end in a bundle of unconnected cables in the under the stairs cupboard.
The developers informed me that there is already an extension from the master socket into the under stairs cupboard and I believe I have located it. I would like to add rj45 connectors to the end of all cables and then network them together with an 8 port switch I have.
However I would need to add my router into the switch network and the router currently sits in the hall next to the master phone socket delivering wireless. If I move the router under the stairs and use the extension line, Iím going to reduce its wireless range which only just reaches the top floor, and also move it away from the master socket.
Is there any way I can utilise the master socket in the hall, (which has hidden behind the wall extension wiring to the under stairs cupboard), to loop in the nearby router with an ethernet cable, thereby making the extension cable that comes out under the stairs already networked, preferably without rewiring the master socket?
The master socket is of this type with the removable faceplate as seen here.
Is it possible to get a different plate that allows me to network the router back in via the same socket?
Cheers for any ideas.