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Answer to questions is found in concepts introduced in elementary school science. Lightning seeks earth ground. An electrically shorter path to earth is via a wooden church steeple. Because wood is a better electrical conductor. Why is an ethernet cable better protected by wooden (plywood) walls? Same reason. Now that is a direct strike to the ...


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The standard would dictate you do not run a cable inside a wall without putting it into a pipe (conduit), however this is often done. You're talking of home installation here, not professional office so that is not uncommon to find. Generally, by experience, you won't have issues with that, even with an exterior wall. Assuming your house has an operational ...


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Telco COs suffer about 100 surges with each storm due to copper wires all over town. How often is your town without phone service for four days after each storm while they replace that $multi-million computer? Never. You must do what they do. Your concern is for a direct strike that hunts for earth destructively via interior appliances. That ethernet ...


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I deal with a large number of small/medium-sized businesses and the plans for server room build-out and cleanup vary considerably, based on growth and infrastructure needs. In years past, when I had to house lots of large servers and rack mount equipment, I'd use a combination of multiple enclosures and dedicated network racks (example). However, ...


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In the typical office you'll have structured cabling with RJ45 wall outlets for desktops and VoIP handsets connected to a wiring cabinet with patch-panels and switches. That wiring cabinet may already be in your server room or you have backbone cabling from the switches in wiring cabinet on each floor converging in your server room. In your server room for ...



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