Why did a moderator ask me to reword the question to be on topic, then rollback the edits that were asked for? I am wholly confused about the intention. The "on hold" system was applied and used effectively.
Let's be clear: I did not ask you to reword the question, I said "SuperUser is the right place to ask this question". You promptly took my advice and got a helpful resolution to your problem.
As Ricky already pointed out, there is no amount of rewording that helps home networking questions to be on-topic. As for your comment that other questions could have been home networking questions, that is beside the point. Your question was a home networking question; and that is the only SE question up for debate in this Meta discussion.
Even if the edits did not put the question on topic, were they invalid edits? Why were they rolled back (twice)?
help/edit from the Help Center: "Try to make the post substantively better when you edit". Your edits were not making the post better, in fact they were obfuscating the nature of the disagreement. I rolled it back so the community could have a discussion about the question you asked, not the question you wish you asked.Note 1
manymost cases, edits like that could improve a post; however, the community has expressed a strong disinterest in walking the general public through home networking problems. The equipment and techniques used at home and professional network cabling environments are very different; thus "where you're building the cable, and who builds the cable" matters.
Please trust the community to fairly evaluate your question in the context of what we have voted on and off-topic. You might not like how we voted, but that's not something that new users can randomly show up and coerce us into changing.
If you want to understand the reasons for the scope of the site as status-quo, you can ask Meta questions (as you did).
Note 1Quite arguably, it's not easy to foist a home cabling question on the site, because our default questions are going to be along the lines of "What did your cable installer, or cable tester tell you?" Similarly, we have a long list of questions for other subjects, which otherwise sniff out residential networking queries.