I was looking on some other network sites, and I found out the actual purpose of a patch panel: organization & easy swapping.
So, I would need a switch, and a bunch of short ethernet cords to go from the ports on the patch panel to the switch, correct?
Right now I have this computer on a powerline connection (much faster than Wifi through the extender), and even if I do get the in-wall system connected, there isn't a port in here. That probably wouldn't be too hard to fix, as this network access box is in the wall behind the computer. There's even already a hole for cable, but that's not running.
Would a powerline network be fast enough to be the signal supply to the switched ports (there is an outlet in the cabinet: one plug for the switch, one for powerline)?
EDIT: Would this switch be adequate? I know there's only 5 used ports in the patch panel, but I would need another from the router, plus it's always nice to be able to use it elsewhere.
Edited by Klikini, 18 May 2013 - 08:04 AM.