Hello:\r\n\r\nI plan on running cat6 cable through my walls to my router located in my living room. I am only running 3 lines so I do not need a patch panel and can just use a 4 port surface mount box by the router. I just want to make sure what I am doing is correct and if anyone foresees any problems with the layout. I will be using cat 6 solid UTP wire to run in the walls and connect to the 3 keystone wall plates. These lines will terminate at the surface mount 4 port box by the router. I will buy 1 foot patch cords to attach the router to the surface mount ports. I will alos be buying patch cords for the other side connections. \r\n\r\nSo my mian concerns are:\r\n1-Should I be using the solid UTP wire in the walls? \r\n2-Is it better to use self crimping keystones or should I buy the crimping tool? I only need to setup 6 keystone jacks.\r\n3-Should I test the keystone jacks before I plug any device in with a tester? Is this necessary?\r\n\r\nthanks for any suggestions and help!