First of all, I am not a network engineer, and my knowledge of physical network installations is quite limited ( I am a programmer ) , so please excuse me if my question is too trivial / naive / unbearably stupid or @ the wrong place .
I need to install some new network connections in our r&d lab , and I want them to be flexible, but I will be using existing piping ( conduits ) that were originally made for electricity , and therefor in series ..
Therefor , I want to install as many ( flexible ) points as I can, without having too many cables or complicating the network typology and without the network to be too big or having to change / add switches .
My question is - I know it is not " standard " or " best - practice " , but would something like this diagram work ?
Obviously, if I connect a device to the
A1 , than
B1 can not be used .
But if I connect a Device to
C1 ( endpoint ) , than
B1 need to be manually " bridged " with a cable ( I know it is probably the wrong word when talking about networks ) .
So My question is basically about the connection between
B1 to serve
Q1 - Even though my intuition say yes - would something like this even work ?
Q2 - What would the external " bridging cable " need to be : a patch cable ? normal straight / crossover ?
Q3 - what problems should I expect ( if any )
Q4 - Even though the example diagram is simplified to show only 1 "bridge" , I would need / want to use more than one on my line , but of course, by design, only one endpoint . Would that be the same ( series ) or can complicate things ?
[ EDIT 1 ] - After Comments
In order to try and be more clear , here is another diagram .
The inwall conduit already exists , and they connect two areas / room / floors . They were prepared for electricity, and therefor they are chained .
I can not add more conduits nor can I run 2 cables in one without breaking walls or doing major makeover of the place .
I would like to have the possibility to use the one cable either in room
X OR in room
Y by "patching" or "bridging" the two sockets in room