If you replaced the 24 port 10/100 Mb/s switch with a gigabit equivalent, you would end up with gigabit service for those connected ports. Realistically, thru the switch and two lengths of Cat 5e cable, one running downstairs to the switch and the other back up to the connected rooms, you would probably see somewhere around 850/875 Mb/s.
Sounds like this is working so far 🙂
I kinda have a problem.
Right know my modem is in my office, and I have a coax cable in there, along with a ethernet port, but no home phone port. I know earlier I said I didn't really care about home phone, but I paid a lot of money to have my home wired up, is there any way someone from rogers can come and wire up a home phone or is there something like powerline for ethernet, for home phone. Because if there is, I can plug one into where my old modem was, and one into the new modem.
Ok, there is usually more than one way to solve the problem.
First thing I would do is pull the wallplate off of the wall in your office to see if there happens to be a telephone cable hiding in behind the cable and ethernet ports.
Failing that, I'd look at the walls, the other side of the walls that is for your office. Look specifically for a telephone port. If there is, the question is, do you need that telephone port at the location? If not, I'd cut a hole in the office wall to install a low voltage bracket at that location. With the hole cut, fish the telephone cable from the electrical box which will be visible thru that newly cut hole. Install the low voltage bracket, which looks like this:
Then attach an RJ-11 keystone:
or RJ-11 port embedded within a wallplate:
Now, just thinking about this, instead of moving the telephone jack from one side of the wall to the other, you could install a jumper to run from one side of the wall to the other which would allow you connect the jumper cable to a keystone or wallplate with embedded RJ-11 port. Its common to install dual or triple splitters into a RJ-11 port to run multiple phones or devices, so, doing this via cable and RJ-11 port should work. This way you would retain phone port access on both sides of the wall.
If you decide to go the route of cutting a hole in one of the office walls, if you cut it so that its at the same height as the other electrical box heights off of the baseboard and same size, when this is all said and done, no one would know that this wasn't installed at the same time as the other electrical boxes and wallplates.
The one remaining item is to call tech support and have the CSR configure the modem so that both telephone ports use the same phone number, so that you can use one port to drive the house telephone system and one port to drive the cordless phone. I'm making a big assumption here that both ports will be active when a call is placed or received. If not, you would have to install a Duplex Telephone Splitter Jack, something like this onto the modem's primary phone port :
That would ensure that both the cordless phone and house phone system are connected to the modem. Only question is, how many telephones can the modem drive? Typically there is some limit, but I don't know what that limit might be.
Ok, that should provide some food for thought for now.......
Edit: Additional food for thought, you could simply use one of the modem's phone ports to drive the house telephone system and simply park the cordless phone base at another location. Just depends on whether you want the base unit in your office or at some other location if that's feasible.
Randomly yesterday, I of my most important ignite tv boxes just didn't turn on, I tried wired and wireless network, unplugging and replugging lots of times. I REALLY don't want a technation to come to my house just to exchange a tv box. Am I able to go to a rogers store and exchange it?
1. Don't have a phone port on the other side of the office walls that you could take advantage of?
2. Keep in mind that the modem can be moved to another location where there is an active cable port. If there is also an ethernet and telephone port, then that would seem to solve the issue.
3. Any chance you could snake a telephone cable down thru either of the electrical boxes that support the cable or ethernet port?