Example Patch Panel

BT Hub 5

2x Cisco 8 Port Managed Switches

The Patch Panel

The PANEL distributes the various Internet signals to all the Ethernet Sockets in the different areas of the Meeting House.

Rack type - 16 Port Network Switch
or FHC Special Purpose Switch

Meraki MX64 Firewall

The picture presented here examples an installation arrangement of 2 Cisco 8-Port Managed Switches. All of our Meeting Houses will receive at least one of these Managed Switches. You will observe the grey Ethernet cable connects Port 1 (B) of the FHC Switch to Port 6 (A) of the upper or first Managed Switch.

This new arrangement replaces the previous direct connection to Port 3 of the Meraki MX64 Firewall.