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I minimise the biggest liability in any system: Code, mostly by talking to customers so we can Do What They Mean and making things composable.

I've been working hard on only writing it when in the Red since 2006, but I have a few decades left to perfect the art...

Mail: my first name at my second name dot com

Work: InishTech (InishTech is hiring developers NOW to work in Dublin, Ireland. It's a fantastic environment for growing as a developer. Mail me a CV - no agencies please...)

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comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
Sorry for (after much deliberation) having to select @Paul's answer as the accepted one given you essentially made the same points, were exceptionally magnanimous and provided essential validation (and critique of) the other asnwer.
Oct
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Oct
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comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
Thanks for the inputs, good to get the list completed. Was wondering how common an 8 port device with WiFi would be - will bear it in mind when I select
Oct
7
comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
@Paul I get your point, and thanks for clarifying the necessity (to be fair you did qualify it in your initial answer). As it happens, there's a computer desk to hide the clutter to a degree
Oct
7
comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
@sawdust: Thanks very much for the insightful inputs - just the sort of detail I was after
Oct
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comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
Ah, that figures - a friend who suggested a patch panel might have a role to play definitely qualifies for that badge. And props for recommending a portion of the other answer!
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Oct
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comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
Thanks - ack the justification/idea for a gigabit hub/switch (though as mentioned in the other, I'm some distance off using it as I dont have a gigabit net card yet). Am I right in saying you dont see any reason for extra hardware such as patch panels as mentioned in @Paul's answer (and that there's no way to achieve the result without a switch/hub). Also I'm assuming you're suggesting (as I thought initially) that there's no reason for a switch over a hub in my context (though a switch is better if its not much dearer).
Oct
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comment Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice
Thanks Paul, much appreciated. Now some more silly questions... I take point 1/2 (though I dont actually have any GB network cards right now). 3) Is this functionally equivalent to a wall mount patch panel like this‌​? Am I right in thinking it merges traffic from 8 CAT7s into 1 (prob not - if not, how many cables go from the patch panel/enclosure to the switch)? If it just merges the traffic, does that mean modem sends into switch, which has 2 outs - a)router, b) single patch lead to the enclosure/patch panel 4) thanks.
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