A long while ago, I bought two patch panel from Monoprice. The 24 port monoprice patch panel and then the smaller (cuter) 12 port mini patch panel… A very sharp eye reader asked what happened to my patch panel box and how it was finally used. Well, the 24 port was used in the study room hub and the mini patch panel is used in the living room. I wished I can tell you I did it !
But of course, not… it was my contractor who did it..
Today, I sharing some photos of the 24 port patch panel
After the contractor laid the cables all over, all the ends of the cables are consolidated at the hub:
Then I got him to build a box around the cables with a small opening just nice to fit the patch panel
And of course a nice finishing with laminate wood
After that, the cables are patched with CAT6 connections myself. Quite a learning experience :)
You do need to be careful with the labeling of the cables, knowing exactly where in the house each cable leads to, label them and then when you fit them into the patch panel, take note carefully of the number indicated.. this helps later when everything is done. Else you have to ask yourself.. which slot in the patch panel is leading to my Apple TV in the living room ! :)
Once you done up all the cables, you push the patch panel back into the hole and then screwed the patch panel to the box (screws are provided for the ends)
A patch panel ready for your use…
Will share the use of the mini patch panel if there are any interest…