|It's worth your while to locate both the data patch panel and the bridged phone module reasonably close together. Which is to say, within a foot or two of each other and at the same height above the floor.|
You'll want to put a shelf about a foot to two feet below the patch panel and phone module. This is the ideal location for your SOHO router, switch and DSL/cable modem.
You can buy prefabricated shelves as seen on the link below:
But if you have a piece of plywood the right size already, you could get two metal brackets and build your own shelf a lot cheaper.
It's worth noting that there are the wall mount brackets on that same page like the one you'll need for the patch panel. You'll want to make sure you have one of those too so get it while you're picking up your patch panel.
Lastly, when you're done punching down your cables in the patch panel and at the RJ-45 outlets (oh yeah, you'll need a punchdown tool for that) you will want to test them.
I'm not a big fan of the blinking light testers since I have two real testers here at work. However, you most certainly don't want to spend $2,500.00 or $10,000 for a tester you'll likely only use once. In fact, you probably don't want to spend whatever the blinking light tester costs either since you'll only be using it the one time. If you know anybody who's an electrician, talk to them, they'll likely have exactly the type of tester you need and for the price of a few beers could bring it over to test/certify your connections for you.
In fact, if you have a buddy that's an electrician, toss in a steak and baked potato dinner with the beers and he'll bring the punchdown tool too and help you do the connections...........I know I would!
If you don't know an electrician, call a couple electrical contractors and ask them what they would charge you to test/certify how ever many connections you will have. It might be cheap enough to make it worth your while to have it done professionally.
Worst comes to worst, spend the $ on a blinking light tester because you do want to test the connections before you're done.