I’ve been crimping my own patch leads for an eternity but never bothered introducing a patch panel. Now’s the time… (forgive the slightly poor quality pictures taken with the phone).

The back of the patch panel:

The 4 port RJ45 wall box and 4 cat5e cables. This is the first time I’ve used those velco tie-wraps and they work a treat (although I guess for inside the house depending on how well I hide the cabling, white would be preferable to black):

The excess / slack nicely spooled:

The patch panel patched into the switch:

This is in the garage (aka server room) where I’m just going to have 4 ports for the workbench. I’ve got a small cabinet in the house and a POE switch I’ve yet to hook up…

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