Months after i did this, I realized i should have set everything up for a gigbit network instead.
Today, I have to run one more cable to an upstairs room, and this cable is going to be a %&$*^ so i figure now i should upgrade so i don't have to redo it later.
My plan is:
1. By all the hardware that supports Gigabit. This includes Cables, Wall Jacks, Network Cards for Computers, and a Linksys N Router.
2. Run the new cable to the upstairs room. Install wall jack, etc.
3. Over the next few weekends, upgrade the other Cables and Wall Jacks .
Does anybody have any advice on this? For example, is there a faster network soon coming out in a couple of months? Are there other cables i should run at the same time? Etc...
I also have a few dumb questions:
A) Were gigbit networks an option for me a couple of years ago? Or was it new and too expensive? I'm just wondering if it was a big blunder on my part (and the store i went to for advice) not to start with gigabit back then.
Will it be ok to upgrade the other 10/100's later? Will they all still work until i upgrade them?
C) I do have to upgrade the jacks, correct?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by BlueGazoo, 18 July 2010 - 03:35 PM.