I currently have a single Zyxel 8 port Gigabit switch in my small home network.
My router is plugged into this as is the Netgear Readynas Duo NAS, Dune media player, Xbox etc which are all located with the switch and i also have a CAT6 extension to where my laptop is located in another room.
In the near future i'm wanting to add more connections to bedrooms in the house to share the internet connection and NAS.
I was thinking of running a single CAT6 from the existing switch to another switch and then taking a single CAT6 from this to each bedroom and if required in future adding another switch in each bedroom if a number of connections are needed.
In theory would this work or would it be better doing it another way as it sounds expensive with the number of switches required?! I was just thinking of cutting down the amount of CAT6 to run.
Or I may just be better running 2, 3 or 4 CAT6 cables to each room then there would be some spare so that would leave a switch at the NAS, router etc end and a switch before the bedroom runs only.
I'm currently using this switch:- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8-port-zyxel-gs108b-g...
Might need a 16 port for the bedrooms if going for the latter option:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/ZyXEL-GS1100-16-Unmanaged-Gi...
Any opinions or alternative solutions welcome!