Evaluate my my plans for wired gigabit home network...
Next month I am going to start the process of finishing my basement. While I am doing that I am also going to wire my home with Cat5e. I am not a networking expert and have no formal training in networking. I would like for you guys, who know what you are doing, to go through the plans and see if this is the way to go or any suggestion you might have. I know some of you might say, don't mess with this and just stick with WiFi, well I don't agree. WiFi is spotty and has limited bandwidth and with more and more devices connecting to the internet I think this would be a wise investment.
My plan is to move the DSL modem/router and 8 port switch into the downstairs closet below the stairs, having this be the main distribution point for all the cat5e cables.
Question: Can you port forward a port to a computer that is connected to a switch?