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Chosing the right CAT6 cable type (STP FTP UTP)

I'm doing a network rewiring project, and I'm planning on using CAT6 cable for the wiring, but I have the choice between STP, FTP or UTP cable. Some of those cables, if not most, will run close to ...
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Would faulty wiring let you access the internet but fail to let you find a domain controller on the LAN?

I have been having a random issue regarding joining a domain at my workplace. II am a programmer, not a network tech, so I struggle with these issues and would like my suspicion confirmed In this ...
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RJ45 female to male fault

i have the following - common - problem, on one end of the cable, there are RJ45 males T586 A which are connected to a 8-port switcher, on the other end, there supposed to be RJ45 females _T586 A ...
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Is it ok to use cat5e patches/jacks on cat6a cable for 10Gb

I understand that "technically" you are supposed to use cat6 cable jacks as well as cat6 patch panels. In practice I've seen cat6a plugged into cat5e patch panels, although I've never seen cat5e ...
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How to convert RJ45 wiring to RJ25

I have a RJ45 cable wiring. I need to use it to connect my printer to network. But the network socket that was available in my printer is RJ25 socket. I thought that i can wired cross cable which is ...
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What am I doing wrong with this cat 6 patch panel wiring?

top number is transmitter bottom number is remote terminator 12345678 36145278 is this because I could be mixing T568A and T568B wiring? how do I know if my patch cord is A or B? Do I just look at ...
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Server room wiring questions

I'm looking at rewiring our server room to be more presentable, organized, and easier to troubleshooting. Right now we currently have 4 HP racks (don't know the model right now). We do not have a ...
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How to wire two offices on two separate floors together

The company I work for is expanding to a new office on the same building but one floor below. I wondering how best to connect the two network together in order to have one single network. Upstairs we ...
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Cat5e or Cat6a for media and post production company

I am a non-techy and need to understand if there is a reason (and why) we should look to install cat 6a in new office premises when they already have cat 5e installed. We are a media company with a ...
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3 dedicated wires for 3 VLANs between two switches: (M)STP failing

looking for a couple of hints from you we have a small but peculiar networking need: - 3 vlans, that are to be propagated among two L2 switches - we need to partition the vlans as much as possible, ...
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10GBASE-T shielded cable switch-to-server connection

I'm venturing for the first time into the 10 gigabit (over copper) realm. Likewise, I have never worked with shielded CAT-5/6 cables previously. From my own research, I understand the types and ...
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Label Scheme for Rack Mounted Equipment [closed]

Given a lot of the users on here have vast experience, what is the best way to label individual cables for equipment mounted in a rack? I was thinking something like: Port Number of Switch | ...
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Cat6 CCA or Cat5e Pure Copper

I'm trying to decide what wire we should use when running new runs. I was wondering what implications there might be to using CAT6 Copper Clad Aluminum wiring vs Pure Copper CAT5e. I'm not sure if ...
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Network card or wiring causing physical damage to a switch?

About two weeks ago I replaced a switch because it had spawned a number of bad ports over the last year. Now, the new switch also has failing ports. Of course I'm looking into the environment. I've ...
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Why is a suspended ceiling not allowed in a wiring closet?

I have read in the book Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring that wiring closets should not have a suspended ceiling. In a few Google searches, I see this concept repeated. I have not been ...
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Network cabling with multiple patch panels?

I am in the very early stages of planning a network cabling upgrade in our office, mainly to upgrade the old cables from Cat5 to either 5e or 6. I am also planning on upgrading all of our 10/100 ...
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Wiring up RJ45 plugs on a basic network extension

I'm trying to wire up a network in an outbuilding. Unfortunately the engineers have left me bar wires so I need to add plugs and sockets. I have a 1gbps socket in the outbuilding that connects to the ...
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kvm-over-ip, multiple machines per cable run

I'm looking at getting a kvm-over-ip setup for a server room. Typically these devices have 16 or so cat5 leads that come out of them and then a convertor that converts each cat5 into a vga & ps2 ...
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Using T1 RJ48X extender to extend RJ45 from cable modem. Possible?

In our building, the demarc is on the complete opposite side from the network closet. So, the T1 is extended from the demarc with a CAT5E cable that runs across the building to the network closet and ...
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Why both T568A and T568B standards?

I've always wondered why there are the two different wiring standards for Cat5 UTP cabling. The only technical difference between the two is the green and orange pair are swapped, which accomplishes ...
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Acquiring location - need cable map/toning/testing done in house…tools needed?

I was going to ask "best approach?" but I figured it would be closed. I know how to tone/test a cable...but I'm looking for tools, ideas, approaches that will make the following project manageable ...
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Keystone vs. Feed-Thru vs. Punchdown Patch Panels

We have a new office that needs some ethernet wiring done to a cabinet in a closet (no more than 48 cables). There seems to be so many options now. I'd traditionally terminate everything at a ...
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Is wiring ADSL and Phone lines to a patch panel ok?

Is it OK to wire an POTS line + ADSL line directly into a patch panel? I guess I'm wondering as well why do regular phone jacks have some passive electronic parts inside them. Since wiring it ...
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How to tell if specific twisted pair cable is of good quality?

How to decide if wiring in office / server room qualifies for replacement ?
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How do I label the network ports in our office?

We have a new office that was punched down with Ethernet in every office and every cubicle. The electrician didn't mark the ports on the patch panel or the wall ports, so I don't know where say port 1 ...
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How to wire a patch panel with incomplete labels

I have an used lucent 1100CAT5 PS patch panel that I'm intending to use at my church. Yes I know, I should probably get a CAT5e version, but this one will do fine. It's only for light browsing of ...
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How to support 10-15 users sharing one big open space?

The company I work for is going to be moving offices soon, and the new space is completely lacking in power or ethernet cabling right now. About 1/2 of the total office space is a 30'x30' open room, ...
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How to remove a stuck wiring Snake?

I've managed to get a Snake stuck in ribbed conduit. I managed to get about 15 feet of the snake in the tub before it stopped advancing and now I can't get it out. How can I remove it without ...
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Using pre-made patch cables on a punch down block?

I need to add a 24 port switch to my wiring closet. In the (distant) past, I usually just punched each port of the switch to a 110 block on the wall (using hand-made cables), and cross connect ...
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How to fix the wiring mess that is my server room

So, I have inherited a mess of a server room. Rack 1: 5x 48 port patch panels; 140 in use | 3x 48 port switches Rack 2: 4x 48 port patch panels; 120 in use | 3x 48 port switches Rack 3: 3x 48 ...
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Phone 8 wire cable for ethernet network?

I have phone 8 wire cable, shielded, with no pairs (wires go along to each other, no twisting). I wonder if I can use this cable for wiring an Ethernet network? Wires in the cable are in the ...
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Networking wiring 1000 MB switch with 100 MB router with DHCP

I would like to buy a 1000 Mb network switch and connect it with 100 Mb router which have DHCP server. So I would like to know it computers connected on the 1Gb switch would be able to connect @ 1Gb ...
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Resources concerning cabling and wiring

I have some rudimentary knowledge of cabling and wiring but I would like to expand my knowledge. Currently, if we need any rewiring done for our PBX system we call in contractors which is expensive. ...
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Cable guides for CAT 5e in the rafters?

I've got to pull six or so lines through the rafters of this building. There's a mess of wire up there, and I'd like to keep these lines separated a bit. Are there any cable guides that could be ...
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What do I need to know when burying some wire?

We just purchased a building that is right next to our current building with a small gravel "road" in between (that we own). I'm looking to run some wire in a conduit underground to the other ...
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Is a low voltage licence needed to install network cable? [closed]

In some places in the US you need a "low voltage licence" to install "low voltage wiring" but I can't seem to find anything that says if this includes network wiring. (I know this will differ from ...
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guidelines for wiring an office

Does anyone have a link for recommended network wiring for office space? Runs per wall plate, wall plates per room, that sort of thing.
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Voice patch panel wired to outer pair

Our Intertel phone system uses an unusual wiring scheme at the phone by using the outer pair (pins 2 and 5) of wires on a phone jack. I am looking for anyone that knows of a vendor that sells 24 port ...
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Rackmount Power: NEMA 5 or IEC C14?

Here in the USA, most consumer power strips seem to make use of NEMA 5-20R connectors - they look something like this. However, in the rackmount/datacenter world, I see a lot of power distribution ...