I no longer see them here. We simply put the RJ45 connector on the end and plug it into the switch. Today's higher speeds seem to be trouble with patch panels.
Again, we put the switch if need be in the now smaller space and then another line to where the ISP gear and router are.
As to POE, you have a lot of choices but it all starts with the POE powered AP and it's requirements.
As to cooling, usually there's no need unless you put computers in the box or it's widely out of control as in some hot areas.
I'm currently helping my uncle get some networking stuff in his new house which he is building. We will have all these devices on the network
4 Sonos Play:1 Speakers
1 Sonos Sound Bar
1 Sonos Connect Amp
2 Wireless Access Points
These will all be hard wired with Ethernet ports at each location, I figured it will need to go to a patch panel located centrally with a switch that connects to the router, however I have come across some questions
-can patch panels simply hook up to a switch and the switch a router for Internet access
-can they still provide PoE if so is PoE worth it especially on the likes of the AP
-does anyone reccomend any switches and patch panels
-does anyone reccomend any AP
- do you need a cooling system for all this or would a cupboard with it installed and mounted in be fine.
- can the AP run through the patch or do they do have run seperately