What is a patch panel? Think of it as an old fashioned switchboard. A place where network connections are made and often rearranged, guiding the information to the correct destination, each and every time. And since you don't want to change your patch panel every time you upgrade your network, we've built this one to meet the new enhanced Category 5e requirements. Available in 12 ports. This panel mounts on a wall and supports both 568A and 568B installations.