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Re: Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

sandymar123
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Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

Netgear CM 1000 modem, X10 Nighthawk router, x6s extender which I want to use in access mode with cat 6a, Netgear Prosafe JGS524E switch.  My question is about the correct wiring and wonder if I have the right idea, so here goes: (don't LAUGH!)

 

Internet to my modem

Modem to my router

Cat6a from an upstairs room to the back of my patch panel in structured wiring box (downstairs). (Extender connects in the room to the cat6

No particular patch panel port (on the front) goes to any port on the prosafe switch.

Router connects to any port on the prosafe switch.

 

Is this the correct wiring configuration  for the various components?

 

Thanks for not laughing, and thanks for your help!

 

 

Model: EX8000|AC3000 Nighthawk X6S Tri Band WiFi Range Extender
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StephenB
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Re: Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

This sounds right (assuming you meant to connect one of the router LAN ports to the switch). 

 

Just to be certain I'm reading it right, I'll restate it...

 

ISP --> modem --> (wan port) router (lan port) --> switch --> patch panel --> extender. 

 

Normally there would be a wall plate near the extender which you wire to the cat6a, and then you'd connect a short cat-6 patch cord between the wall plate and the extender. 

 

 

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sandymar123
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Re: Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

Thank you!

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StephenB
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Re: Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

I should have mentioned this earlier - 

 

You should use plenum-grade cable between the patch panel and the extender.  

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sandymar123
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Re: Newbie question BEFORE I purchase re wiring

Thanks StephenB!

  I used the best Cat6a plenum grade already.

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