Certifying Cat-5 cable

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This is the latest discussion so I guess I should start here...
I'm wiring a building, and well, they want me to certify the cables. No
problem,
make them into a gig, but then I was like wait... If they are already
terminated
into jacks...

Sooo yea, one end is terminated into a jack and the other end into a
switch board,
is there anyway I can still test these cables for 1 gig in speed?
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Re: Certifying Cat-5 cable
On 4/24/2012 2:49 PM, Jester wrote:
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Is there anyway you can test them if they are not terminated? I really
dont understand the question you have to be honest. If they are CAT 5 it
is unlikely that you will be certifying them for a gig. what test are
you planning to run on what test tool?

Re: Certifying Cat-5 cable
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To certify cables, you need a piece of equipment known as a 'certified'
cable tester.  It does a bunch of tests, and prints out a report.

I doubt that he "non jack" end is actually terminated directly into
a switchboard (PBX).  I'd believe a '110' type punch-down block.
A good cable tester will have an adapter for 110-block terminations.



Re: Certifying Cat-5 cable
Hook them up and record error counts / total packets. Print it out and
document.

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This is the latest discussion so I guess I should start here...
I'm wiring a building, and well, they want me to certify the cables. No
problem,
make them into a gig, but then I was like wait... If they are already
terminated
into jacks...

Sooo yea, one end is terminated into a jack and the other end into a
switch board,
is there anyway I can still test these cables for 1 gig in speed?
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