What is Node Zero?
Node Zero is in the cupboard under the stairs. It is where all the computer, TV,
SKY+ Freesat and DAB radio cabling all begin and end for distribution around the home.
ADSL upgrade to FTTC
CAT5e from master socket to Node Zero.
I chose red cable so that it can always be identified.
No other CAT5e in the house is red, the others are all grey.
Of the red CAT5e, one pair carry voice. At the patch panel, always use pins 4+5. I chose to use ports 21,22, and 23 for voice, so these three are daisy-chained together.
A second pair from the red CAT5e carry data, again using pins 4+5. I chose to use patch panel port 24 for data.
All others pairs in the red CAT5 are redundant.