Gentleman, long time with no problems, so...
I am finally getting around to running a network throughout the house, and I need some guidance on where to put everything.
Hopefully I have all the info you need, but feel free to yell at me if I don't.
I have a three story house (basement, first, second), and right now I have my main box, WHS, and the router/modem/WAP on the top (second) floor office.
I want a plug in each bedroom on the top floor.
The second floor will have the HTPC, PS3, and TV in the den. I will also need a plug for the kitchen and library.
The basement is my woodworking shop, and really only needs a single plug at this point.
My question is should I leave the hardware in the office, and run from there or move everything but the WHS to the basement? Do I leave the WAP upstairs for better range?
Currently I have an older Linksys 8 port router, a Netopia 3310 modem, a Linksys WAP, and a Cisco 16 port switch.
I will upgrading those later, but now I need to know how best to run the wire.
Ok, what else.... Oh, the kids have a desk top, and want to watch movies stored on the server on their rooms. The wife wants the same movies on the plasma downstairs (hence the HTPC). I tried using PS3 Media server, but wireless is not working out so well.
If I can't use the crap I have, tell me what I need to get.