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why use an expesive cable tester
What is the main difference between something like a fluke dsp 4000 series and this are going to pull around 150-200 data drops. The majority of those drops will be for voice and 100Mbps connections....
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FA: Fluke DSP-4000
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FA: Wavetek SDA-5000 cable tester
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Installing S-n-S connectors on quad shield
Hi Guys, I bought some compspec quadshield to upgrade the ancient coax in my house. I also bought some T&B purple connectors and a coax stripper. Last night I gave this a shot - I adjust the coax...
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Terminations
Now that you folks have helped me decide to use indoor/outdoor cable, I have another set of questions about terminations. The GBICs that I'm going to connect have duplex LC connectors. Graybar can...
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Moisture and Indoor Fiber
I have experience installing Cat5 and have used flexible orange duplex fiber to connect the GBICs of two switches so I volunteered to help run fiber between two adjacent buildings for my church. The...
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New building - no electrical/dcom drawings?
One of the groups that I support is moving into a recently renovated building. I asked for some electrical/dcom plans to see how the conduit was run and was told that "they didn't use them, we put one...
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mission critical home made cables
Hi My friend is working on a project where he will be changing over a bunch of offices from a BT WAN to NTL. the final part of the change over uses a patch cable to plug NTL's network termination...
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RG6 Quad clips
Hi Guys, My cable modem has been a bit flaky lately. My TV pictures have been acceptable but the modem drops in and out. The modem signal is usually around -8 or -9db, the signal to noise ratio is...
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Ethernet: which RJ45 pins?
Hi, A fairly basic question - which pins are used to carry the Ethernet signal through the cat5 between my router and the RJ45 socket in the wall? I've used the 568B standard throughout the house. I'm...
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Cat 5e Telephone issues?
Alright I've read quite a few posts on these issues but I'm still a bit unsure of some key details. I'm currently building a house and I have ran all the cat5e for phone and data into a patch panel....
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Quieting a switch...
This is slightly off-topic, but applicable (I think) ;-) Where I work, we recently built a 1million $ a/v center. Inside, there is a Cisco Catalyst Switch (4U?, I don't know the model number at the...
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Wiring on RJ45 wall socket
I am wiring up some RJ45 network sockets for the first time. (MK Electric part K5845 - available in UK) If the pins in the front of the socket are numbered 1-8 left to right, then the corresponding...
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Phantom CAT5 Wiring Problems ?
We have problems sending out data (emails with attachments, ftp transfers etc...) from our ethernet network. We have full download speeds of over 5mbps, but our upload speeds are >100kbps. We are...
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Patch Panel Lock?
Hi guys, Is there such a thing as an lockable encasement or something similar for a patch panel? We may have to share a cabling/rack room with another tenant in our building and I'd like to make sure...
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