cheesyking wrote:Are you crimping the cables that you're running through the house? If I was going to that much trouble I'd go the whole hog and fit wall boxes in the rooms and a patch panel where they all terminate, then buy pre made patch cables for both ends. I've always found crimping cables is too fiddly to do reliably for lots of cables, though maybe that's just me
anotherengineer wrote:edit - "Having done a small office building I can tell you the crimping your own cables is a PITA and in your fingertips.
Plugs and patch panels are much easier to wire up than crimping cables."
YES I agree, I did one, and what a PITA, I should have gotten pre-made ones, and cut one end off for the punchdown keystones, live and learn I guess, good thing I only have 15 more to go :|
anotherengineer wrote:They are/will be in a box with brand new quad shield solid copper core made in USA RG6 coax. I have 3 hole keystone faceplates for most of the rooms, undecided whether to run a phone line or keep it empty for (future - fiber), since the cordless phones really eliminate the phone cord to each room.
Scrotos wrote:anotherengineer wrote:They are/will be in a box with brand new quad shield solid copper core made in USA RG6 coax. I have 3 hole keystone faceplates for most of the rooms, undecided whether to run a phone line or keep it empty for (future - fiber), since the cordless phones really eliminate the phone cord to each room.
I got a new house, it was pre-wired. I forget if it's CAT5 or CAT5e. However, each room has a jack with coax and two RJ45 connectors. There are two RJ45 colors for the jacks, grey and blue, and in the basement it goes to two boxes. One box is basically just a "plug everything in" with one jack that goes to the phone system and the other box is a punchdown for ethernet patching.
Since RJ11 fits in RJ45 sockets, I thought it was rather clever. If I want to re-task some of the "phone" jacks to be ethernet instead, I can just switch some cables around and I'm good to go. So I wouldn't bother running a regular "phone" cable and RJ11 jacks.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Using the crimpers that include the cutting was a good choice too.
videobits wrote:We ordered some connectors similar to these at work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 05W0196455
They haven't arrived yet, so no feedback on them. It does seem like they should help eliminate errors due to being able to see the correct colors coming out the front end.
JohnC wrote:Usacomp2k3 wrote:
You have a serious body hair issue...
Cranky_Old_Man wrote:Have you by any chance looked at Digikey (.com). I've delt with them for over a decade and had good luck. They have specs for most of their connectors and sell in small quantities. If you use their filters, I think you will find connectors, jackets with strain reliefs (colored) and crimp tools although there are good, cheaper tools avialable then theirs. Newark (.com) is also pretty good, but my experience is that they don't ship quite as fast. But I'm not quite as fast either as you can tell by the timelyness of this post.