I wrote about a network closet in a previous post. Obviously for a network to work, you need those wires starting at the network closet and terminating in the rooms you want connected (or vice versa).

So in my first jack located in the office, I “fished” 2 ethernet cables and a coaxial cable. I should have fished a third ethernet cable, but I can always do this in the future (I left a nylon string in place to help fish future wires). After making the connections (using wire strippers, 110 block punchdown tool and wire cutters) and snapping it all together …..

keystone jack

The wall plate actually has 4 open slots. I used 1 coax connection (using an F-connection), 2 ethernet connections (cat 5e), and a blank. These type of mix and match connections are sometimes called keystones. Maybe in the future, I might put a phone jack in the final blank slot.