I was wondering about the industry standard for building cabling of Cat5e from the elctrical closet to the end user. More specificly from the patch panel to the wall plate.
I was told at some point that the ends on your link from the patch panel to the wall plate should be of the same type. I.E. 110 punch down socket of brand X going to another 110 punch down socket of the same brand X and not to exceed a 280 foot cable length. This way you have a nice neat cabling job, and any patch cables you use shouldn't exceed 10 foot in length so you'll never go over your 300 foot limit.
I was working at a place that didn't want to follow that method all the time. They instead would run a cable (less than 280ft) from the 110 punch down patch panel to the user but would instead pull the cable out of the wall through the wall plate and terminate with a RJ45 plug.
Aside from it looking cheesy, what are other problems you could encounter from this type of cable run? I was thinking that you might have impedence mismatches going from brand X 110 punch down socket to a brand Y plug that could possibly increase errors on longer runs? You would also have possible cable failures as the patch to wallplate cable typically would be solid core and be more prone to breakage from all the movement at the wall/user transition.
Am I just being paranoid about this or am I correct about my misgivings?