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Hi Guys, I'm trying to work out what is the best cable to use to connect the Openreach Fibre supply point that will come directly into the house, with the LAN switch in my media hub. The cable that joins these two together will be about 15 m and I was planning to use just CAT6 throughout the house for all LAN connections. Current plan looking is looking like 40+ LAN points. These wont all be in use at the same time but it seems like I should be running a bigger cable into the media cabinet but not sure what? A second and related question is can a take one of the outputs from the main switch in the media cabinet to be the input to a secondary switch ( e.g in my office) if I need additional ports at some point in the future? Would Cat6 cable be sufficient to connect these two switches together? Sorry i these are dumb questions but this is my first time trying to put in a structured cable network and just want to make sure the right sort of cables go in from he start.
Just getting ready to pull the cables through the comms duct to the garden room from the utilities center. (45m run ) Will be a model for the main house. So far I have: 2 x CAT 6. ( 1 for the home network and one for control systems network - somewhat experimental.) 1 x 6 core phone cable. Not absolutely required but will allow me to run a phone line down there separate from the house line. 1 x 3 core flexible to carry the smoke alarm signals from the garden room smoke alarms - not sure how to organise this electrically but 3 cores should be enough even if volt free contact. 1 x 6 core alarm cable for the intruder alarm. I wonder if I should also pull in a 4 core fibre? What have I forgotten?