> Bit of an odd question.
> I don't want to run loads of cables around the house, but I want my
> firewall to be by the upstairs window to beam a wireless signal out across
> the street. The room with all the computer equipment in is downstairs, and
> there's about 20-30 metres of cable required to get from the firewall to
> the switch.
> My parents PCs will also be upstairs, so that'll mean 4 cables trailing
> upstairs (one from modem, one to hub, one to each PC.)
ummm, if you ahve all the cables going to the PC, you may as well put a microswitch next to the PC
and have done with it.