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DIY 16 Port Keystone Patch Panel

Step 8: Updated Communication Center

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Well it's been almost a year since I built my patch panel and my communication center has evolved quite a bit.  I now have two internet connections, a DSL connection and a high speed microwave connection.  I've also added HDTV from Direct TV, a land line phone and I still have a couple more wires to add.  I still need to bring in a HDMI cable from the kitchen and living room, a couple more network cables and a phone line.  All in all I think it's coming together pretty well.  I really need to work on cable management though!  The second picture has all the components labeled.
Update 08/15/11...Added a UPS to the system and worked on cable management as seen in the third picture.  We live in the country and for some odd reason the power will blink out sometimes.  Sometimes it is just a second or two, sometimes it may be as long as a minute, either way this keeps my network from resetting each time.
 
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LifeWarrior2 years ago
This is one amazing home-brew network system and configuration, I've been in the IT field for going on 16 years and this is probably the best version of clean and discreet I've seen in year puts my rack to shame. Now I'm considering reworking mine. Very Slick.
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