My grandma recently gave me a relatively new Cisco gigabit ethernet / network switch because she never used it. Here are the devices that need to be wired: Here is the current setup: Internet / Wifi Modem upstairs, my bedroom / "tech studio" is in the downstairs / basement of the townhouse. There's a shop in the basement with two benches with 4 wall outlets each. I was thinking after I clear a space I could put a high-end PC or Mac Workstation there with Ubuntu Linux / Mac OS X. In my basement, there is an ethernet cable and HDMI Cable coming out of the wall where my Smart TV will be. The Cisco Network Switch has 8 Ports. I have wireless USB adapters / dongles for my desktop PC I own. - Smart TV (getting it for this XMas) - XBox360 Game console - SATA Hard disk drives (Multiple) (after I purchase the enclosures) (to use as SAN/NAS) (hooked to the switch & the modem) - Maybe? a desktop PC/ Mac Pro Workstation (in the shop area) - A network HP Color Printer More information to know: The basement / bedroom I have is 1/2 finished. I'm staying in the finished 1/2 where my current desktop PC & laptop for school are. The ethernet cable is coming out of the finished 1/2 of the basement where my Smart TV & Xbox360 will be. When I moved the cable installer technician reccomended if we don't already have one, an ethernet splitter. I want the ethernet switch downstairs, in my tech studio / basement. It is acceptable if it goes in to the shop area / unfinished section of the basement. The wireless / network printer must be connected to the switch. Here is what my theory on a setup for me might look like: On one of the workbenches in the shop area, plug the network / ethernet switch in to one of the 4+ wall outlets (I have power strips as well). Plug the printer to the switch, the desktop pc and / or server, as well as the SATA hard drives. The TV can be plug in to the cables coming out of my wall. The Xbox plugs to the TV. Is this a good setup? Or is there something better to suggest?