am45931472 - Good choice on cabling! Nearly 20 years ago, when I first added drops to my home, the decision was CAT 5 or CAT 5e. There was no advantage of 5e at the time, but now, I'm glad I got 5e. Then, I added many more drops later and the decision was CAT 5e or CAT 6. I went for CAT 6, when there was also nothing at the time that justified using CAT 6 over 5e, other than "future" use. Well, for me, the future was this year, and I'm fortunate that my multi-gigabit switches work at 10GbE over my existing CAT 6 and even, surprisingly, my CAT 5e cables. But if I had to do this over again today, I'd get CAT 6a for all rooms and fiber for 2 or 3 rooms. I have some rooms that have 4 drops, and I still haven't been able to avoid a bunch of edge switches. A couple of rooms where I have audio/video equipment have over a dozen devices needing wired connectivity (TiVo, Apple TV, Shield TV, preamp, projector, UPSs, Blu-Ray, remote control accessories, etc., etc. , so I have to use switches there). Anyway, it was nice reading about your install!