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Looking to wire one CAT6 ethernet cable into TWO keystone jacks

Is this possible? I'm trying to wire two Ethernet jack ports into a trailer outback so two computers can plug into the wall at the same time. I have one long CAT6 cable with an rj45 connector on one ...
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No signal on network cable

I have two cat6 cables running through the house. On one side, the tech guy from my internet provider clipped cat5 jacks on the cable. On the other side I'm trying to install some wall socket. I ...
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Cat6 Cable not working with router, only working with Laptop

I just made a Cat6 wire and the order of colors is orange strip orange blue green strip blue strip green brown strip brown This cable on one end is connected to modem and the other end only ...
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outdoor rated cat 6 FTP cable not connecting at 1Gbps too long? (50m)

I have using a 50m cat 6 FTP shielded cable to connect downstairs with upstairs. The cable is run outdoor for convenience... problem is the cable does not connect at 1Gbps but at 100Mbps instead... :( ...
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Will this setup cause a Bottleneck Connection / Speed issues?

I'll have one cat6 cable running from my router to a switch. That switch will then give internet and network access to 5+ devices. Will this cause a bottleneck / anything negative if all devices are ...
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Is there a difference between using a Cat 6 wall jack vs using a female-to-female connector?

I am running new Cat 6 cable from my router to my office so I can get my computer hardwired instead of using Wi-Fi. When looking at what I need to get to connect the cable to a wall plate, I’m seeing ...
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What is longest Cat 6 cable I can run when I am just using it to connect a single user to a switch?

When I am using a single PC to switch environment with a VLAN function, what is longest Cat 6 cable I can use? I have read about a 100 m length limitation, but I am not talking about daisy ...
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STP Cat6 & unshielded keystone jacks / patch panel

First, I am embarrassed that I am asking this... but I have no networking experience at all hehe ... I have got some networking stuff from Monoprice including a spool of cat6 STP (solid 23awg) and I ...
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Do Cat5e Or Cat6? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a pretty-sweet security system. And, Wow! I paid lots of money for it! However, the cables that were provided (Cat5e Ethernet) are of poor quality --too short and not weather ...
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Can I use Cat5/Cat6 instead of phone cables

I wonder if I can replace the phone cable that connects my DSL router to the box outside the building with a Cat5/6 cable. The phone cable in use has only two wires inside it. So, I was wondering if ...
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Network wiring - skipping a patch panel, which wiring setup?

I'm helping out a friend wire up his new office. He had CAT6 lines dropped in the appropriate locations (PC locations and back to the switch). At each PC location, he'll have a wall jack. We bought ...
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connecting an RFID reader per TCP/IP

We are trying to connect an RFID reader per TCP/IP to our network. The RFID reader in question is the CN56X0B-X-XX series from Civintec. Device manual: CN56X0B Access Control Door Reader User Manual ...
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Will a Cat6 patch panel work with Cat6a cable?

I have a CAT6 patch panel I received as a gift from a non-techie person. They also bought me CAT6a cable. Can I use the CAT6 patch panel and fully benefit from CAT6a or do I need to upgrade to a CAT6a ...
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Terminating cat 6 at patch panel

My patch panel does not have pin marking so I am not sure what pins 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. This is what my panel patch looks like this This is termination that was already done in the house but from ...
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No connectivity at CAT6 Ports

I've been running into a bit of a weird issue, so hopefully this run down will help someone come up with ideas I haven't had. I'm setting up a new home that has the following: CAT5E 350MHz T.568C.2 ...
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RJ45 connector crimping… Does it really make a difference as long as the cabling is “straight”?

Yes I am aware that there are standards on how to crimp a RJ45 connector. But my question is... does it really make a difference as long as both ends have the same color coding? Technically, it ...
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What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e Ethernet cabling?

What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e Ethernet cabling? The length is not an issue for me, since I will be using the cables for intra-rack connections.
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Connect a modem to a router through a patch panel?

I currently have my router next to my modem which is in the far corner of my basement. I would like to buy a 16 port patch panel and 16 port switch to organize and manage my 9 runs. My questionis ...
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Safety of higher POE voltage

I recently got 2 TP-LINK 5.0 GHz radios, to extend my internet connection to an area, 100~150 meters away. It comes with an adapter, and a POE switch. I tested them on ground, everything worked ...
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LAN transfer speeds cat6 vs wireless

The current setup is one file server (windows) serving 3 other windows 7 computers (identical spec) via cifs/windows file sharing. The server is connected via ethernet cable to router(netgear ...
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Sticking Cat6 Cable With Hot Melt Glue Gun

I'm installing new network cables in my house and at some points I have to fix them on door or wall corners. Can I use hot melt stick gun? Could that momentary heat be harmful to cable? I'm using ...
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New construction - cat 6A. Will cat 6A patch cords work with my cat5e computer/switch ports?

In the planning stages of a new school construction project. What is the current recommended wiring standard for this type of communication A/V heavy structure? Assuming it is Cat 6A, and all ...
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Can I use CAT5e jacks with CAT6 cable?

I was wondering if I can use a CAT5e keystone jack with CAT6 cable. I am refering to the parts that terminate a cable where it comes out of the wall. I want to run a 30 ft length of CAT6 but all I ...
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Wiring my internet

I have Verizon internet service and am currently using wifi. My router is in the basement and my desktop computer is 2 floors and on the other side of the house above it... Worst possible positioning ...
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Can I use a single CAT-6 UTP cable for both LAN and telephone which is controlled by PABX system?

At my office, we do use telephone which is controlled by PABX system. I want to provide LAN and telephone connection to a user through a single CAT-6 UTP cable. I know that wires 1, 2, 3 & 6 of ...
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Can I use Cat 6 cable with CCTV camera for video output

Can I use the 8 cables inside the Cat 6 cable to get the video from 4 CCTV cameras. I find it very bulky to have one big wire for every camera. I thought if its possible to use 4 pairs to tranfer ...
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Cat6 termination problem

After terminating Cat6 cable I plug it in to cable tester to check if every ping/pair is fine and I can use the cable. The problem I am having is that after crimping Cat6 cable with either T568A or ...
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LAN speed differences between Cat5e and Cat6/6e cables?

From what I heard, cat5e ethernet cables are fully capable of supporting gigabit ethernet at full speed. However, I have also heard that gigabit speeds are not fully unlocked until you use cat6 or ...
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Speed comparison: USB vs Wireless N vs CAT-6?

I'm in the process of setting up my home network, and since I'm planning on having a backup/file server and doing backups to it over SSH, I'd like to get a scope on the speed of transfer and what I ...
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Is it worth it to buy Cat6 connectors instead of Cat5E connectors?

I'm seriously considering buying 300 feet of Cat6 cable, trimming it, and selling it for cheap at my college. Since the cable itself is Cat6, is it worth it to pay $20 more for a pack of 100 Cat6 ...
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CAT-6 Cable: What Speeds Should I Be Expecting?

I've just ran a CAT-6 cable throughout my house. I've terminated both my ends using a CAT-6 patch panel and a CAT-6 keystone jack. I've put two computers on either end (Macbook Pro 13"; I believe ...
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Home Networking Questions

I'm looking to wire my home with CAT-X (where X is probably going to be CAT-6, unless someone can convince me differently. ;) ). I'm seeking advice on what equipment I'll need for the job, and any ...
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Home CAT6 wiring: CMR vs CMP?

I'm planning on wiring my house with CAT6 cable. I'm finding a large jump in price between CMR and CMP cabling, and I'm confused by what counts as a 'plenum' and what does not. As I'm wiring my ...
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Cat6 and power lines, how long is too long?

I'm running Cat6 through out the house and have all but one room done. Due to how the house is built I don't have access to the headers above three of the walls. I can access the same spot where ...
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Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?

Is there any easy way to straigten the pairs in a cat 6 cable? I've been making network cables lately, and I was wondering if there was a trick other than just a lot of practice for straigtening out ...
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What is the best way to go about running Cat6 over 100 meters?

I have two building about 300 meters apart that I would like to network together using Cat6. I would prefer to wire them together instead of using wireless if possible. Please let me know of any ...
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Running cat5 cable outdoors

I'm trying to extend my network to an unconnected garage that's about 20 yards away from my house. What's the best way to do this? Is there special outdoor-rated cat5e/cat6 I should use? If put it ...
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What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6?

I'm just about to move house, so I'm going to have to disconnect and re-wire my network. Pretty much all the devices I have support Gigabit Ethernet. Should I go out and buy some decent network cables ...
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Can Cat6 UTP stranded cable fit regular Cat6 Jacks?

I have some stranded Cat6 UTP cable and want to use it to wire an Ethernet connection to a faceplate in a wall. Normally you use Solid rather than Stranded cable for this and I am concerned that the ...