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Shielded Cat5 cable
Caddy65 Jun-06-00 10:29 PM
I am trying to run a shielded CAT5 cable. You know the one's with the foil on the inside to prevent induction. Well, I have crimped and crimped and crimped and I have had no success. I know the foil has to ground to the special RJ45 and I know I have to use special crimpers. Is there anything else that I need?

1. RE: Shielded Cat5 cable
lbyard Jun-07-00 03:20 PM
In response to message 0
I have not done Shielded CAT 5 Cable, but I am working on an answer to http://duxcw.com/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=73&forum=DCForumID2. Use UTP unless you have conditions that absolutely require shielded cable. Larry

2. RE: Shielded Cat5 cable
Caddy65 Jun-07-00 06:49 PM
In response to message 1
I absolutley have to use shielded cable because of the content that runs through the line. We have a classified and an unclassified LAN.

3. RE: Shielded Cat5 cable
lbyard Jun-07-00 07:57 PM
In response to message 2
I have worked in that area. See About Dux. Have you looked into fibre optics? The only thing I have to go on right now is a book I purchased to answer the previous Forum question: Lan Wiring, an Illustrated guide to Network cabling--James Turlove. He has some shielded cable info, but not much. I'll keep digging. Let me know if you learn anything new, ok? Larry

4. RE: Shielded Cat5 cable
Caddy65 Jun-08-00 00:17 AM
In response to message 3
I finally got the cable working properly. I don't know what the problem was. I guess it was just a streak of bad luck. I ended up going through 12 connectors before it finally worked. I even tested the cable with a multimeter for opens and shorts. For some reason it finally works. Thanks.

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