I am doing some re-wiring at home and I am buying new patch cables.
Here they are: http://www.justslim.eu/index.php/slimlight/slimlightutp
You can get these in either U/UTP, U/FTP or F/FTP and I will primarily use them for connecting devices like modem <-> router or router <-> pc etc. Basic stuff.
I did some research and whenever I came across a shielded cable there was a mentioning of a grounding wire inside the cable and how to properly ground it (RJ45 plugs, grounded patch panel etc.)
Since this is for my personal use at home, I was planning on buying only U/UTP but it seems like certain lengths of these cables are only available in F/FTP or U/FTP.
Are there any extra steps to take if I would be using such a shielded cable? I really don’t know if the slots on my devices are grounded or not or if that even matters?
Would I have to modify the cable itself like I’ve seen in some videos? They were putting the RJ45 plugs on the actual cable but this is probably irrelevant since I am buying this pre-built, right?
Thanks for any help!