glitglit wrote:.......................This will be my main laptop connection and I will run a Cat 5e cable from my laptop to the RJ45 faceplate for full speed wired infinity broadband
Does this sound OK so far??
glitglit wrote:For two Cat 5e cables to run to each room will this be taken from a patch panel? If so, what one would you recommend? How do I connect my patch panel to the wireless router? Once connection will this automatically work or is there specific setup instructions and software needed etc?
You can use a patch panel in your small server room or just run the cables directly into your wireless router. Think of a patch panel like a series of rj45 faceplates all in a row. So, you run a wire from the back of one of the ports on the patch panel through the wall into the back of your rj45 faceplate in your chosen room. You connect your laptop to this rj45 faceplate with a cat5e network cable. At the other end you connect the patch panel port to your router using another cat5e network cable. Any patch panel will do you.
You'll note that your wireless router only has 4/5 ports and you'll be running many more than 4/5 network cables. So, you'll also need to get yourself a "gigabit network switch". Think of this switch just like a bunch of extra router ports. You connect the router to the network switch using a single cat5 network cable. Now in effect your router has loads more connections
glitglit wrote:Ok so the components so are Open Reach BT DSL device, BT Home Hub Wireless Router,and a patch panel (please confirm)?
Assuming I connect the wireless router to the patch panel via a Cat 5e cable the patch panels purpose is to provide more outputs. Please confirm?
You connect your router to the switch and the rest of the ports on the switch you connect to your patch panel.
glitglit wrote:3. Then I connect 2x Cat5e cables to the patch panel and run these through the walls to the TV in the main livingroom.
Then the two cables are connected to 2x separate RJ45 faceplates. One for TV streaming (Netflix) and one for faceplate is for HDMI over Cat 5e?
Please confirm if this is OK?
This is fine. Note the hdmi over cat5e will not go back to your router/switch but will go to an HDMI extender/matrix.
glitglit wrote:I understand that the TV HDMI is connected to the RJ45 faceplate. Do I require a adaptor to convert HDMI lead to fit into RJ45 socket on the faceplate? Please confirm?
Then the signal HDMI over Cat 5e is transferred back to the patch panel. But how does this signal transfer to another bedroom and up to another TV? Say I put this into port 1 on the patch panel how will port 2 know that it should transfer this signal to a bedroom upstairs to provide sky TV on the livingroom TV as well as the bedroom TV?
See above. hdmi over cat5e is nothing to do with your network. It just happens to use cat5e cable. At one end you have your sky box connected into your extender/matrix via hdmi. From the extender/matrix you have your cat5e "output" cables. At the other end of your cat5e cables in each room you have "baluns" to go from cat5e back to hdmi. So, the signal goes from sky to extender/matrix via hdmi. It then travels via cat5e into your chosen room. You connect a balun to your rj45 faceplate using a cat5e cable. A balun converts the signal from cat5e back to hdmi. The output of the balun is HDMI. You connect this to your TV using an HDMI cable.
glitglit wrote:I need to then repeat step 3 by taking 2x cat53 cables to all rooms with a TV. So that these 2 x cables can be terminated into 2x RJ45 faceplates.
What if a bedroom has a TV and using the 2 x faceplates but there is a computer in the room needing a wired connection? Do I have to disconnect the TV Cat 5 e and put in the laptop Cat 5e? Then what if I put the HDMI over Cat5e connection into the laptop does this work or will I need have internet access?
If you think you'll need more than 2 cables then run more than 2. I now have more than a dozen going to my main living room. If you find you run out in the future then you can buy a very cheap 4/5 port switch to give you extra ports
glitglit wrote:Based on this scenario above is that why you require 3x faceplates. One for TV streaming (Netflix), one for HDMi over Cat5e and one for laptop hardwired internet connection?
Thanks again Ian. I hope my message makes sense.
I used two gang euro faceplates giving me 4 connections per outlet.