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Intermittent domestic cat6 cable perfomance

Background I recently had an electrician run a cat6 ethernet cable through the walls of my house. It is terminated with standard cat6 faceplates, the cable is shielded and the shield is earthed. It ...
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Can you run PoE Cat6 alongside standard Cat6 cables?

I need PoE for some devices (CCTV cameras, WiFI Access Points) - can these wires be run in parallel with Cat6 cables going to non PoE devices (e.g. datapoints of PC) Cat6 HDBaseT Cables being used ...
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Ethernet cable issue

Need some wisdom! Recently refurbished my house, so took advantage of the building work to lay cat 6 cables everywhere. Before all the work was completed I tested the each cable and they were all fine,...
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Data transfer rate with Gigabit NIC and Switch over Cat-6 cable

I have 2 machines connected over Gigabit NIC with CAT-6 cable through a Gigabit switch. One machine is running Windows 10 and the other running Hyper-V Standalone Server 2016. While I was transferring ...
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Cable Tester Errors/Cat6 Hookup Questions

I am new to home networking. I laid Cat6 cable through my house. When I use a cable tester (NS-468 from Micro Center), the master will show numbers 1-8 light up in sequence, but the remote will show ...
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Is there any difference between a Cat 5e and a Cat 6 RJ45 plug?

I described this issue here Cat 6 cable failure where I found that my Cat 6 buriable, waterproof cable (over 200' long) had been severed by a rodent. Cat6 connectors worked for data transfer but Cat ...
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Cat 6 cable failure

I laid a direct buriable what I thought was high quality Cat 6 cable over about 200 feet, worked fine for a couple weeks then suddenly failed. When I attach the tester to each end, the lights barely ...
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What is the cable diameter of a single core of cat6 ?

What is the cable diameter of a single core of cat6 ? I can find the diameter and AWG of a whole cat6 cable (eg, 8 cores + outer insulation) but couldn't find the cable diameter of a single core of ...
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CAT 6 only getting 100 megabits

Using a 200 foot CAT 6 cable I'm only getting 100 megabits on a 400 megabit connection. We tested a laptop and got about 370 megabits while directly connected to the modem (not a combination with ...
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HDMI to CAT6 converter causing WIFI problems when transmitting

looking for help. I have the following setup: Virgin v6 box > HDMI > Neoteck HDMI to CAT6 > CAT6 > Neoteck CAT6 to HDMI > TV It works perfectly. The issue driving me mad is that it completely jams ...
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Are Cat 5E/6 interchangeable and will that degrade performance?

Due to old cable being dried, burned and broken by the sun outside and experiencing constant internet interruptions hourly, I've decided to change out all the Cables. Now I'm preparing to buy patch ...
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Network Tester showing Cat6 cable wiring issue

I have a cat6 wired home network and am facing some issues when terminating the cables on two cables so I can connect to my switch. I have crimped about 5 other cables but two remain elusive. The ...
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Is one ent conduit sufficient for cabling two side by side rooms?

I am having a house built and am paying to have a contractor run low voltage conduit from every room in the house to a home network closet under the basement stairs. In an attempt to cut back on cost ...
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Ethernet connection working on one computer, but not the other

I have a new Windows 10 desktop computer that I ran a brand new CAT6 line from my network switch. Before I got said computer, I tested this new connection on an older Toshiba laptop (also running ...
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PoE + shielded cable + earthing necessary?

I'm looking at cabling our house with Cat6A, & leaning towards using S/FTP. If I use shielded cable is grounding necessary if; Setup: Router -> PoE capable network switch -> computers/TV's/...
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Can I use Cat6 cables on a Cat5 switch?

I will change the switch to Cat6 next week, but I need the net to work with the old switch for a few days. What happens when you plug a Cat6 cable to a cat5 port ?
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S/FTP or U/FTP when wiring a house with CAT6a cabels for 10GbE?

I'm currently in the process of having my newly built house wired with copper ethernet cables. This setup is supposed to be "future-proof" to some extend (10-15 years) so I do intent to use 10 GbE in ...
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A fiber run is too expensive, so why not use some POE switches to extend the Ethernet run?

Recently at work, we encountered a client with a Ethernet run over 500ft long. As you may know, Ethernet cables are only rated for the maximum of 300ft. In the process of quoting a fiber run, we ...
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CAT6 Actually Slowing down connection

I previously had cat5 from my router in the garage run through my house to my room. I then have that go into a gigabit switch, which goes to the computers throughout the room. Now that I have put in ...
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Conduit With Cat6

I am in the process of running Cat6 from my 1st floor, to my attic. I am removing the sheet rock on the 1st floor and going to place conduit in the wall. My question being would using PVC suffice to ...
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Slow upload on PoE AP on long flat cable run

I have this Open Mesh AP on this flat 100' cable, powered via 802.3af PoE. I'm getting 55 mbps download speeds, but only 0.5 mbps upload speeds (should be around 10 mpbs up), testing on speedtest.net. ...
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Can I use a Cat 5e cable (inside walls), a Cat6 insert in the wall and a cat 6 cable to connect to the computer? [duplicate]

I only have cat6 wall insert but I'm not sure if the cat5e cable inside the wall will be compatible with it. I'd rather not have to replace the cable inside the wall.
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Increasing Transfer speed between 2 servers on the same network

I have 2 Linux servers sitting side-by-side. I transfer large files From Server A to Server B. The transfer speed is slow, it shows up as 11.2MB/s. What are ways to increase this? Should I use CAT6 ...
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Home network (modem, switch, RJ45 wall socket, TV) no internet?

I would like to ask for your help. Here I created a basic image of my home network setup: ISP Modem/router--)RJ45 wall socket--)switch--)TV = no internet on TV ISP modem/router--)Switch--)RJ45 wall ...
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Why was 568a / 568b developed for structured cabling, why wasnt alphabetic order used ?

Why was 568a / 568b developed and why didnt they just do it alphabetically eg blue, blue white, brown, brown white, green, green white, orange, orange white. I understand that according to structured ...
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Identifying need & validating Shielding & Shielded components for a Gigabit GbE or 10G Ethernet networks in a factory/ workshop environment?

Identifying need & validating Shielding & Shielded components for a Gigabit GbE or 10G Ethernet networks in a factory/ workshop environment? How? Currently we have a CAT6 + Gigabit Switch ...
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Is PoE AND PoE+ possible with a Cat. 6a cable? (Cable description below)

This is the cable I would like to take: Dätwyler UNINET 7060 4P FRNC/LS0H (100m, Orange, S/FTP, Kat. 6a) I got another question, is it possible to connect non-poe devices and poe devices to a PoE+ ...
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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 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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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 wndr3700)...
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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 ...