I am setting up a home network with Cat-5e cable. I want 5 points around the house but no permanent 'base' to wire everything back to (may be one of two rooms, depending on wife's later decisions!)
Where should the hub go? Can it go in the attic by itself reasonably maintenance free, or must it be accessible and/or next to the server?
Alternatively, can I run the 5 points back to the attic and use patch cables to send each of them back out to one of two possible locations for the server in the future? (Creating excess and redundant cabling, but I can live with that)
Have read the tutorials and understand cabling, but can't work out if what I plan above will work or is recommended.
Many thanks for you time - links or other ideas much appreciated.