We are building a new house and I am going to be wiring the entire house with ethernet cabling. I'm looking at about 400m of cable, 18+ wall jacks and 2 network switches.
I've got a fair amount of experience with computers, but I only know a little bit about networking. I don't quite have the experience to make decisions of cable types so if someone could help me that would be fantastic.
I was thinking of using something like this: DYNAMIX 305M Cat6 White STP STRANDED for the wiring, but I don't know if it is going to be overkill. The wiring is going to be on zog framing and will be somewhere near power cables. I would like to achieve a gigabit connection between computers in the house with the possibility of expanding to 10 gigabit should the future bring a reason to need it.
What I would like to know:
> Am I on the right track with the cable choice?
> Where is a good place to get keystones and plates?
> What would you recommend as a network switch?
> With the right tools will I be able to install this myself and if so, what tools will make this easier (crimps, strippers etc)?
> Is there anything that I've missed that I'm going to need?