How to wire cable between network sockets

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Hi - I have a small four port switch/ADSL router in one room, and a PC
in another.  I want to be able to connect the two together, by putting
network sockets in both rooms and then just using patch cables to plug
them in, but I'm not sure what the wiring between the two wall sockets
should be - should it be straight through or crossover?

I did wonder whether they should both go up to a hub/switch (do you get
unpowered ones?) instead, in case I decide to add in other rooms later
- would the wiring then be different again?

Cheers,
Colin.


Re: How to wire cable between network sockets


seajays@hotmail.com wrote:
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Everything should be straight through.

Re: How to wire cable between network sockets


On 23 Jan 2006 03:47:26 -0800, seajays@hotmail.com wrote:

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Straight through.  Same with the patch cables.

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Make each station a home run (pull it to one location) and nail it
down on some sort of patch panel, or crimp an end on the cable and
plug it directly into your switch/hub.  

Re: How to wire cable between network sockets


The OTHER Kevin in San Diego <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote:
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Good advice.


Terrible advice.  Solid wire (which is what should be used) is intended
to be punched down on a jack, not have a plug crimped onto it, which is
why most plugs are not designed for use on solid cable and will be
extremely unreliable if used.  Even if you do get plugs designed for
solid cable, plugging and unplugging the cable (which invariably happens
if it has a plug on it) will eventually cause the conductors to break.
Also, manual crimps are unreliable.  If you don't need a full patch
panel, you can just use keystone jacks.  You can get multi-jack face
plates that will hold up to six jacks.

-Larry Jones

You don't get to be Mom if you can't fix everything just right. -- Calvin

Re: How to wire cable between network sockets


lawrence.jones@ugs.com wrote:
  >>or crimp an end on the cable and
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But the key is "used" how many times.....as long as you use the correct
plug for solid wire, it'll work, but not for repeated plugging in (but
how often do you really do that?).

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