This has been my pet project for the last 2+ years - the renovation of an old house I bought almost 3 years ago. We finally saved enough money to start work on it last month! Right now, the place is like a war zone with the original house being demolished and earthworks underway. The "wet works" should be complete by December, but by early November, I have to start electrical works and this includes any cables for networking, satellite TV, CCTV, security systems, etc. So I would like to pick your brains regarding these cabling. Let's take a look at the floor plans (see below). The final house will have 4 rooms upstairs (3 bedrooms and 1 office) and 3.5 rooms on the ground floor (one of them is a store room). I intend to terminate ten LAN cables - two cables per location to areas highlighted in red. On the ground floor, this would be : - the TV area (to supply the media player and maybe, a future network drive), - and the kids' room (for future proofing). - I was originally thinking of adding two more at the breakfast table for guests, and the small room at the back of the house (future proofing) but this is probably overkill... On the first floor, the remaining three locations would be : - the master bedroom (future proofing) - bedroom 2 (future proofing) - bedroom 3 (at the end of the room where I would place a work desk) All those 10 LAN cables were originally supposed to terminate in the WiFi cabinet in the store room on the ground floor. But considering the fickleness of the Maxis router and the regular need to restart it (!!!), I decided that it would be a better idea to terminate the cables in my office (aka command center!) - highlighted in blue on the first floor. I also plan to install two WiFi routers/AP to ensure sufficient coverage. Overkill? What do you guys think? The locations are highlighted by the green boxes - one on each floor. The LAN cables to these WiFi routers/AP will also terminate in my "command center", so in all, I will probably need at least 12 LAN cables... It is also possible that I may just locate the first floor WiFi router within my office, so it won't clutter the small walkway on the first floor. Doing so will reduce WiFi signal in the other rooms though. In the office, all those 10-12 LAN cables will probably terminate in a wooden cabinet (like a top-hung kitchen cabinet?). I will probably leave the cables loose (with spare length) so that if I need to relocate the cabinet in the future, I can do so easily. Of course, I will design the cabinet to have proper ventilation and maybe even include fans in its construction. Otherwise, I will make use of notebook coolers to directly cool the network devices and provide airflow. I think it would be a good idea to include a UPS for the network equipment because my phone is now a VOIP phone tied to the Maxis FTTH (Fibre To The Home) service. No power = no phone. Obviously, no Internet either. Anyway, do let me know what you think... and do give me your suggestions! Thanks, guys!