Currently we are in serviced apartments with a shared patch panel. The Telecom technician connected 2 ports on the patch panel for us - Broadband and Phone.
I have our ADSL router patched to an 8 port switch, and from the switch, 8 network cables going to each connector on the patch panel that matches our offices.
This works fine and dandy.
We are moving to a new office which has our own patch panel. I have read that a patch panel is "passive" but was wondering if because the patch panel is dedicated to us, would the technician be able to connect our broadband to all ports on the patch panel therefore eliminating the need to the 8 port switch.
We use the 2wire router that telcom provided. Could anyone let me know if this would work? Or am I trying to put a square peg in a round hold? Any comments appreciated.
Do you also get gigabit patch panels and 100mbps patch panels to match your cabling?