Hey guys, I just got my house cabled / networked. As in I got 5 rooms in my house connected with Cat6A cabling. I had bought a roll of it so i basically got 2 rooms with 3 Cat6A cables and the other 3 rooms with 2 Cat6A cables. I was advised to go for multiple cables per room as it opens up options in the future and also for some AV HDMI transmitting systems, i think they need dedicated LAN cables and sometimes 2 per HDMI.. Anyway i had a couple of queries. One was how much should all this have cost, I provided the Cat6A cabling but the electrician provided the jacks / ports and also the accessories to keep it looking clean and attached to the walls and not just loose cable all over the house. My house was very badly done as in its brick and rendering but no gyprock, so he had to basically drill through the walls and attach cables on the outside etc and then cover them all up with pipes type stuff. Anyway all up he charged i think around 1300-1400$. Is that about right? Sounded like a lot to me? Also due to the Cat6A cabling being too thick, he had to basically strip the cable and for the last parts of the connections he had to attach a Cat5E cable (only about 20cm) just so i can have them with jacks, as none of the jacks he found would fit the Cat6A cable. So that took time too i guess but at the same time i am pretty sure if he knew more about it he could probably have found the right jacks or a simpler system and hence not taken up as much of his time. The other query i had was I have a 48 port switch in the main room that has all the cables coming to it from around the house. But what i did try last night was to connect the 2 cables that are in the living room (which also has the Modem / Router for my ADSL2 connection) to my switch from my Asus 68u router. It would just not work. Basically it works with one cable attached but once i attach both cables at the same time from my router to my HP switch, it seems to come up with a lot of lost packets / connection links dropping etc etc. Am I not able to have one switch on one end with 2 or 3 cables attached all going to another switch? Or should it always only be one cable from one switch to another. Otherwise it gets confused with the same packets going over multiple cables to the other switch? I just thought it might be smart enough to share the cables / speed etc ?