After some thought and a fair bit of Google research, I'm thinking that I'll stick with cat5e as it'll be a very long time before the bandwidth capability of gigabit Ethernet will be exceeded by home AV gear, broadband and the computer equipment I have around the house, and by then I'll have moved on to live elsewhere.
If I do need to cut and re-terminate the existing cat5e cables, I was thinking I might use Keystone jack modules
which seem pretty easy to work with and are tool less; I guess I'd also need to invest in one of these
to replace my patch panel? Maybe get an angled panel to better protect unused jacks from dust ingress?
I realise this will all cost me more but I do remember terminating all those cables at the patch panel being a major faff and the terminating posts are relatively exposed compared with the keystone jacks which are shielded, and much easier to work with. Also thinking that shielded terminations will be more reliable and better performing?
Have I missed anything?
Edited by joconnell (Wed 07-Jun-17 07:54:18)