So here's the mess of networking in our new place. Cable guy was able to take advantage of the coaxial spider web so we're able to use any of the drops in the house. What I'd like to bring attention to is the blue networking cable that's had the ends snipped. Anyone have tool suggestions for crimping new connectors?
While I'd prefer not to spend too much, I also don't want something that might break halfway through the job.· Hey, it's CAJ!
Also the labeling of the cables is beyond terrible so I'll need something to help tell me which is where.· Hey, it's CAJ!
Will you be terminating those ethernet cables to the BIX block in there or putting an end on those cables—a "crystal" (RJ45), or a "mod" (keystone), or all of the above? The tools you would need: Bix block: http://www.infinitecables.com/tools-testers-and-cleaning-products/bix-tools/bix-impact-punchdown-tool-qtbix16a/ , Crystal end: I really like the Paladin crimp tool https://www.datacomtools.com/store/PA1557.html , Mod: I like Ideal's https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ideal-Punchdown-Tool-with-110-and-66-Blades-35-485/203761571· Micah 1
Ah, yes. Important details. I'll be adding RJ45 ends for an 8 Port hub I'll be putting in there. I'm not sure I'm up to figuring out what's going with the board in there and associated punch downs.· Hey, it's CAJ!
I'm not adventurous enough to really sort out what was done previously.· Hey, it's CAJ!
Just make sure you wire it "A" on both ends or "B" on both ends. Have fun!· Micah
Follow up: I was able to move our router to a new room in house so my wife's broadcast system could be hard-wired vs Wifi. Not a bad deal. After the holidays, I think I'll tackle the rest of the cabling.· Hey, it's CAJ!
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