I put this in to address a mess of cables and it works great. It is of good quality and was easy to install. I have expanded my IP cameras so I will need another soon. It would be nice if there was a 16 port version but they are cheap enough to simply add another.
Ran about 800ft of Cat5e in my house, only to discover that some of the ports on this patch panel had cold solder joints and some of the pairs don't work. Spent a couple hours getting down to the bottom of it and spent way too much time in the attic re-running cables that I thought were bad. Also, the jacks are mediocre and don't have a nice "snap" to them when you plug in a cable.
One out of three ports was fixed by reflowing the solder joints. I think the problem is with joints that are inaccessible from the unit without disassembly.
I'd get something different. At least it came with a punch tool.
there are some of these 12 port panels that I would use on a regular basis . This is not one of those. I bought three , but found the space between the panel and the 89 B bracket to not be very forgiving . There's really not enough space and it's a difficult installation.
I seem to be having a problem locating the original version that you could add 24 cables and stack the panels.
Functions as a patch panel should. The design isn't the best because the back bracket cover gets in the way of several punch-ins and therefore the cabling gets tight when you go to put the bracket back on.