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Wiring
ad_pellaeon Jan-09-02 04:19 AM
Hi,
I am having my basement finished and I have decided to have it wiried up for computer networking. I have a few questions for you.
1. Would you recomend Cat 5e or just plain Cat 5 cables for a home/small business network?
2. Would you recommend the 568A or the 568B wiring standard? I use straight-thru cables wired for 568B, would it make a difference if I used 568A for all other wires?
3. Should I have a face plate in between the wires going to my router, or should I just have the wires comming out of the wall terminate in a male receptical?
Any ideas to any of these questions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Rob

1. cat5e
dmx714not Jan-09-02 07:09 AM
In response to message 0
I would have all your wiring terminated to a wall jack rated for cat5e, it is a cleaner install. I would use a straight through (568b) wiring to all of your jacks, you can crossover from your jack if need be. For home/office cat5 or cat5e would be sufficent, I personally would run cat5e but check your local code it may require cat5e on new construction? 568a is for crossover if needed. 568b is your standard straight through.

2. RE: Wiring
lbyard Jan-09-02 05:11 PM
In response to message 0
>Would you recommend Cat 5e or just plain Cat 5 cables for a home/small business network?

CAT 5 is obviously better than CAT 5, but it makes no difference in the operation of a 100BASE-TX network. Most of the cable I see now is CAT 5e and it costs about the same as CAT 5.

>Would you recommend the 568A or the 568B wiring standard?

I use 586A just because it is the preferred standard, but it makes no difference in the operation of the network. 568B is an acceptable alternative.

>I use straight-thru cables wired for 568B, would it make a difference if I used 568A for all other wires?

No, they can be mixed. The same standard must be used at both ends of the cable for a straight-thru cable.

>Should I have a face plate in between the wires going to my router, or should I just have the wires comming out of the wall terminate in a male receptical?

I would run them straight to the router in a small network. It costs less and there are fewer things to break. Receptacles, wall jacks, are female. Plugs are male. The birds and bees of network cables… Larry


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