I want to put my router and switch in a closet of my house. Right now its sitting on my entertainment center and I have a bundle of wires heading to it that I don't like Plus I have one cat5 outlet in one room leading to a cat 5 outlet in another room. I would just like to join everything together in the closet. I thought about doing it in the garage but the garage gets mighty hot in the summer time and I am worried about the electronics. Also plan on installing a small security camera system in the house and I want to put the dvr in the closet hidden underneath something possibly. My two questions are how do people normally run all the wires to their patch panel or switch ...on the inside of the walls and then into a jack or through a conduit from the ceiling. I am leaning towards the conduit idea. I will have about 6 or 7 wires heading into the room. The second problem is powering everything because i don't have an outlet in the closet. I Could jumper off of the outlet behind the closet on the wall but I figured it would be easier to run a new wire from the breaker box plus everything would be on it's own dedicated outlet then. What do you think?