So...have decided that its finally time to lay down some ethernet around the house - just becoming fed up when streaming from a nas over wireless. I figure that instead of putting just a couple of cables around, I may as well do the whole house in one go.
Looking at websites etc, this is what I have come up with:
Excel 24 Way FTP Sheilded Patch Panel - £92
305m Excel Cat6 FTP Shielded LSOH 4 Pair Cable - £136
12x Single Gang Faceplates - £6
24x Excel Cat6 Shielded Keystone Jack Outlet - £109
24x (25 x 50mm) Adapter for Keystone Jack - £21
24x CAT6 SFTP Shielded RJ45 Patch Leads - £40
Netgear GS724T Gigabit Smart Switch Refurb - £126
RJ45/RJ11 Crimp Tool - £49
Krone Style IDC Punch down Tool - £11
Universal Stripping Tool For UTP/FTP - £11
Total Cost: £601
Firstly, is the above all compatible? - I have attempted to keep the majority of it from the same manufacture (Excel) so as to increase the chance of it all working.
Also, do I need all those tools listed? I have a basic wire stripper, but is it worth buying another? The Crimp Tool also says its for Cat5e - will it still work with Cat6...actually do I need a crimp tool or just the punch down?
As you can see I'm still a little confused. All help appreciated.