Home Network - Cat6e Cable Setup
I am in the process of choosing upgrades for my pre-construction home. I am technologically illiterate. I’ve read several threads on Cat5/Cat6 cables and have a better understanding of the differences. Will likely choose Cat6e cables to future proof my home.
What I am struggling with is how many cables to run. Some info which I’m not sure is relevant -
- House is 3,600 sq ft (located in Oakville in case anyone is familiar with internet providers...not sure of this is even relevant)
- No dedicated office; opted for loft space on 2nd floor instead of a 5th bedroom.
- Walk-out basement; will eventually use this space often and build a home theatre
- Exterior security cameras; I have not decided on what cameras to use and am aware some do not require Cat6 cables
Based on some homework I’ve done...
(1) Acquaintances have recommended only 2 Cat
6e cables in my ENTIRE house. I’m no expert but...???
(2) RFD recommend 1-2 cables per room. Lol
I understand some people simply prefer Wifi, while others prefer the stability and speed of connecting directly to the network.
In layman’s terms, do all cables from each of the room sockets come together in a central location, generally in the basement? And the cable ends are connected to a patch/switch panel?...Lost again. And where is the ideal location for a modem/router (I would prefer to hide if possible)?
Can you share your setup?