I've just got a Draytek Vigor 2200 USB router/switch (a cool piece of kit!) and connected it to my two PCs downstairs using RJ-45 cable (the two PCs are right next to each other). However, I now want to connect the router/switch to my laptop when in my room which is upstairs. I'm not sure which is the best way to do this or exactly how to do it. I want to install two proper wall mounted network points upstairs on opposite sides of the room. Obviously the output from the router is RJ-45 (ethernet),can I just run an RJ-45 cable straight up through the wall to my laptop upstairs? (can you get network sockets that are both input and output RJ-45?) or will I have to run the RJ-45 cable from my switch/router into a wall socket connected to CAT 5 cable which then runs to the room upstairs where it terminates at the two upstairs wall sockets which connect with RJ-45 cable again which can then connect with my laptop's network card? (Hope you know what I'm getting at!) I'm also not sure about how you wire two sockets terminating on one cable!
Any suggestions woul be much appreciated!