Home networking explained, part 3: Taking control of your Dec 21, 2015Home networking explained, part 3: Taking control of your wires switch and/or the home server is. A network patch panel is basically a collection of many wall ports on one panelAuthor: Dong NgoPart 4: Wi-Fi Vs. Internet · Setting up a Home Router Home Network Wiring - Chapter 1 - swhowto Home Network Wiring and Setup - Chapter 1 . More on the contents of the network only CWP later. A lot of commercial CWP's have a patch panel for the network wiring. I believe that for a home network the patch panel is added expense and complexity that adds little to no value. I won't even describe what a patch panel is or does here.