Here is what my apartment layout looks like:
The router will be where the arrow points, the little jack icons are (shockingly enough) where I want ethernet jacks in each room.
The apartment is currently being renovated, and many of the walls have not yet been constructed, so I am planning to wire the house while I have the chance. I will be hiring someone to do it.
The largest distance between the router and a jack would be approximately 10 meters (including the length required to go up over the ceiling and down on the other side). The max speed I am intending to have for internet is 1 gigabit/s, so the cable should be able to transfer at that speed.
From my really basic research because I know nothing about this sort of thing it looks like Cat6 cable will work both for that length and for the speed I want.
Unfortunately in this country (Japan), the folks I have hired to do the work are not too knowledgeable about wiring for internet, and I want to make sure I can clearly tell them what I want/need so that I don't have to rely on wireless.
From my understanding I will need:
- Enough cat6 cable to connect each of the rooms
- LAN jacks for each room
- I think I will also need 4 LAN jacks right next to the router, one for each room, so that I can connect my router to each jack separately?
For the sake of completeness, the internet provider will give me a router that will hook up to the telephone wire, and I will hook up a wireless router (with wired ports as well) to the router they provide. I think I need to hook up a different port for each room I want to use the internet in, but that's where I'm stuck.
Here is a digram on how I think this process should work:
I may be wrong on some/all of this. What I would like to know is what specifically do I need to ask for in order to have working wired internet in everyone room of my apartment from a single router coming out of a phone line connected to a wireless router?