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#16 Wand3r3r

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:53 PM

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Run multiple network lines to each location [future expandability / versitility]

Consider using a patch panel for the termination of the network lines.  Gives you more flexibility down the road



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#17 Bob_Gallinger

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:57 PM

Ya I just bought a box of 1000ft.cat5 cable... I do plan on running a couple extra lines into each location walls while the basement is unfinished...
Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:53 AM

Ya I just bought a box of 1000ft.cat5 cable... I do plan on running a couple extra lines into each location walls while the basement is unfinished...
Thanks for the advice.

hope you researched cable and bought the good stuff, "solid copper".  aluminum clad wire is horrible and doesn't age good.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00E6EBPVE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I did do research, I'm pretty sure I bought the right stuff.

The cheaper stuff was like half this price but if it's going in my walls, I'm only doing it once.

 

Is this the right stuff?

Hey also,  do the end connectors really matter?  You can buy a box of 100 for a few dollars or like "good" ones for like $0.50/each.

 

Thanks again guys..



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

If you're running in the wall with solid cable you should be terminating to jacks and running patch cables to equipment.  It will make your life a lot easier than attempting to crimp ends on the cables.

 

It is going to add a little to your project, but you'll have less hassle if you terminate to a patch panel in the basement and jacks on the other end.  Monoprice is a US vendor, I don't know of a Canadian vendor.  Links are more to give you an idea of what we're talking about.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:23 PM

yeah we do punch down connectors in wall plates and punch down panels with a patch bay so we can convert between LAN and our PBX phone system that also uses RJ45 connections.

and if you do the punch down panels make sure you pay attention to the cutoff side of the punch down tool when inserting wires or you'll clip the wrong side.

 

I also use an EZ - RJ45 crimp tool and use EZ connectors that I can feed the wires all the way through the connector and verify the wire went in the correct position before crimping.  Here is a link that shows the wire pass thru connectors.  they are pretty cool and I don't make mistakes putting ends on.

https://www.amazon.com/PETECH-Network-Modular-Connector-Through/dp/B06VX2BHR1/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509643233&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=ez+rj45+crimp+tool&psc=1

the crimper cuts the pass thru wires off when it crimps the ends on.






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