I’m building a new home with an unfinished basement.
I have 5 Data lines and 5 phone lines running to a single spot in the basement (next to the fuse box). There are also 6 coax lines at the same spot.
I’m looking for a way to get my whole house wired and wireless for cable internet and cable VoIP from this single spot.
I’m thinking I’ll need one short coax line (basically just through the wall) running from the outside cable box to the basement to hook up a cable modem and then from there to a wired router and then I can plug in wireless access points as needed to the other end of the data lines throughout the house (or wired connections for desktops). Is there a router that can handle 5 or 6 lines or am I going to need a router AND some sort of switch?
How about VoIP? I’m not as familiar the hardware here as I’ve never had this kind of service. Is there a single piece of hardware I can link to my router and then connect all of the phone lines to it?