Im about to order the equipment I need for my home network. I am stuck how I should run my drops.
One 24 port switch
4 drops to every room with 1 drop for a centralized Wifi router = 21 drops
One 8 port switch
1 drop to every room and 1 drop for Wifi = 6 drops
I would add a hub or switch to each room so I can add "X" devices
I know the image shows the hub/switch before the room but the drop would go to the room then I would use another hub or switch to connect the devices in that room.
Any suggestions or improvement would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time doing my home wired network and I don't want to have to crawl through the attic more than i have to. I have heard not to use many switches that is why I mentioned hubs as well. Switches seem better to me.
Just a note I just thought of. My cable modem will have 4 outputs so that should take care of my game room if I install the modem in that room.
Thanks all in advanced for any input. All input is good, I just want to do it right or at least efficient.