I am trying to decide which location would be the better spot to mount a cable modem.
Cable modem jack will be home run to the cable box.
Current Coax run is ~50 Foot thru crawl space.
Location #1 is small hall linen closet and would re-use the existing Coax run. Install a Coax jack and a CAT6 jack in hall closet, then run CAT6 ~30 feet up into the attic to a patch panel in another bedroom closet. Panel would connect to a pfsense router with maybe a 7 foot patch cable
Location #2 is the bedroom closet mentioned above. I would have to re-run a new longer Coax drop to the hall linen closet, then up into the attic, and along same path as the CAT6 to reach the bedroom closet, estimate ~80 foot Coax run. From where Modem would be mounted to where the router would be mounted might need a 10 foot patch (maybe 7 but overestimate the 10)
So which run would be better:
- 50 foot Coax main, short Coax patch to modem, short CAT6 patch to jack, 30 foot Ethernet run to panel, 7 foot Ethernet patch from panel to router
- 80 foot Coax main, short Coax patch to modem, 10 foot CAT6 patch from modem to router