Not long ago my fiancée and I moved into a house together. When we did, I decided that I wanted to create a more professional home network and organise my homelab a little better.
My original setup
When we first moved in this is what my study looked like:
My router and modems on the desk.
Servers on the floor or desk.
Finally, the switch hidden under the desk.
So, the first thing to do was to run CAT7 ethernet cable from the server cupboard to all the bedrooms and to the lounge. After, I had a nice bundle of cables ready to use
Then I punched them down into a CAT6.A patch panel. All the runs to the rooms are on one side, and then anther two run to the other. The two separated runs are for the "dsl" connection into the modems.
Now the rack is ready to be put back into the server cupboard.
and for now the router and modems are still connected outside:
Moving the modems and router into the rack
I wanted to move my router and modems into the rack, but, my rack-mount router has very noisy fans. So first, I swapped them out.
I bought some BlackSilentPro fans
and fitted them into the router