Telephone and data cabling
All telephone, data and television cabling originate from the structured wiring panel. This makes it easier to expand your system to accommodate things like computer networking, distributed audio and video, cable or satellite television and future additions. Additionally, the cabling platform is versatile so that it can evolve as your needs and technology evolves, as further described below.
All telephone and data ports are wired identically using Ethernet cable and RJ45 terminations. At the structured wiring panel, all cables are labeled by room for easier identification.
If you have not contracted with us for networking equipment, we recommend that your Internet service provider installs your modem/router adjacent to the panel. Doing so allows your telephone and data ports to be used interchangeably, i.e, simply plug any RJ45 terminated cable into a RJ45 telephone distribution module (contact us to purchase one if you opted not to include at time of initial meeting) for telephone service OR plug it into an open Ethernet port on the modem/router or network switch for “hardwired” networking and Internet access.
PLEASE NOTE: If your router has integrated WIFI capability, mounting it inside the panel could degrade the wireless signal. There are numerous ways to address this including adding a wireless access point that resides outside the panel (perhaps on the main level of your home) or connecting a switch to the router for mounting inside the panel. Network switches are only included if you selected one during your consultation, but these and other networking equipment can be purchased through the Continuum Care program.
All television jacks are cabled with RG6 coax. At the structured wiring panel, all cables are labeled by room for easy identification. By centralizing all television cables, your home can more readily support cable or satellite television services. A distribution module for multiple television locations should be provided by your service provider.
If you prewired for an antenna, the wires will be located in your attic near the access hatch. Since this was a prewire, the antenna was not included, but can be purchased directly from HomeRun Electronics through the Continuum Care Program.
Similarly, wireless access point locations where equipment was not purchased during your consultation are located according to your floorplan. These locations are typically in the ceiling and the terminated cable can be found behind a blank plate. If you are installing a WAP yourself, you will need to connect the opposite end of the wire (found in your structured wiring panel) to a network switch.