My current network layout is as follows:
cat cables coming from the walls into a patch panel, from which Ethernet cables are going into a switch, which is connected to a router:
An alternative layout would be to attach connectors to all of the cat cables, and connect them straight to a switch.
In a previous question I asked about it, a user said I should not do that, as the cat cables in the walls are of different (better) quality, and the standard would be to connect them to a patch panel, for less twisting and mess of those cables, which can ruin them. He mentioned "Horizontal cabling" and "solid-core cables"
So I decided to just fix the bad cabling between the patch-panel and the switch, when I found that the current cables are already twisted, a lot, and it seems like there is some tension on at least one of them, because of gravity:
- Is it possible that that answer is mistaken? as if it was fully correct, these cables should have been broken by now
- Will it be OK to attach connectors to the cat cables, and connect them straight to the switch?