Now that we are settling into our new home one of my first projects is to get some networking run and move a couple coax lines. I'm planning on putting a communications box or short-depth rack in the closet under the stairs (if anyone has a good recommendation for something no deeper than 12", I'm listening). At some point they put a 14x14 panel in the garage for the coax.. but it doesn't appear anything is connected and they have a direct feed from the outside cablebox to one drop in the house??? That will be fun tracing everything out. For the networking, i already have about 500ft of Belden Cat6 cable that I salvaged from my previous workplace after some construction was done. I don't see any of these drops being more than 50 ft on the first floor, and will most likely pay someone to run the upstairs so I don't have to mess with dropping cables two stories. Theoretical specs mean all the drops should be 10g capable if wired/connected correctly and I should be able to run all the downstairs with the cable I have. Any real reason to spend the money on Cat6a cable for a residence with relatively short cable runs? I'm looking at running 4 lines to the office room (2 on one wall, 2 on the opposite), 2 to the living room, and 1 for an AP. Upstairs will have 2 in the bonus room and 1 for a second AP. I plan on upgrading my storage server and desktop to 10gb sometime in the future but don't forsee any other devices needing that speed. I'm actually shrinking my household computer footprint since I don't need a VM lab for my work anymore.