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Can I ground a shielded CAT6a patch cable directly to a nearby 120VAC receptacle's ground wire?

I have a 35-foot long shielded CAT6a patch cable running between two double-female shielded keystones. There is no patch panel, this is a direct connection from one jack to another. One keystone ...
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Can a miswired ethernet cable destroy a client when connected to a POE switch?

This question is similar to Can a miswired UTP cable destroy a router? - except my circumstances are more specific. I have a client (A solax Hybrid inverter), where the installer wired the ethernet ...
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Usb type-c repair for a Roku streaming stick

Can anyone tell me the wiring diagram for the roku streaming stick on the type-c side? I have searched and I've been unable to find anything.
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Powering USB Cable From Different Head

I Have a Mikrotik RB951UI-2HND router, and a Huawei E5577 Modem Wi-Fi with modded firmware so it can run without battery (directly from power source). So I want to connect the two together with USB ...
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Actual download speed different from online speed test due to bad wiring [duplicate]

My internet company provides me with 10 MB/s download speed, but sometimes my faulty ethernet connector caps it at 1.1 MB/s. When I reconnect the rj45 connector (sometimes it takes a few tries) the ...
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Not sure if the DSL splitter is wired correctly

I read the yellow wire and black wire are irrelevant, and what matters is the green wire and black red wire. There can only be 8 possible combinations but none works. Is there anyone who can give me ...
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Ethernet Wall Sockets - Wiring Issue

I have a strange issue with my home network I'm trying to fix. Please see the pictures below…. Any ideas as to why this isn't working? Thanks, J EDITS: Just to add a bit more information... as I was ...
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Cat 5 Terminal Wiring

I bought a house where most of the rooms (including my office) have been wired in with cat5 cable and they all run to the terminal block seen in the attached pics which is in the basement. Yesterday I ...
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Is it a bad idea to connect the network cables to the front of the patch panel instead of the back?

OK so I saw that just about all of the tutorials and HOWTOs say that an Intranet Ethernet spider web should connect to the back panel of a patch panel (on the top rack U), then follow-up using switch ...
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What are the effects of different wire lengths on a single Ethernet cable?

Typically the wire lengths inside an Ethernet cable are all relatively equal. I know there must be some slight variance between the length of the individual wires inside cable due to some twisting ...
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Fuse amperage for laptop PSU

I have cord that is rather short, so I found a longer one and wanted to swap the IEC [kettle lead] type. I checked the fuse to see if they are the same new one is a 5A & the existing one is 13A; ...
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How to connect FIOS in new (to us) apartment to PCs and devices

My roommate and I just moved into a new apartment and had Verizon FIOS set up. We assumed that since there were several Ethernet outputs across the apartment that we would be able to just hook up ...
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Wiring patch panel for CAT6 wiring questions

I have all cables just hanging off the ceiling. So, I got wall mount rack (8RU), 2 panels (24 each) Now I have couple questions: Is there standard/common height where I need to mound rack? Ceiling ...
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Gaming headset 3.5mm TRS mic plug pinout

It seems many PC gaming wired analog headsets have two separate 3.5mm "TRS" (3-conductor Tip, Ring, Sleeve) phono plugs: One for stereo audio output from the PC to the headphones. One for ...
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Cracked wires on Dell Optiplex L280e-01 power supplies

I have 19 Dell Optiplex XE SFF computers that were manufactured between 2009 and 2013, and I've noticed a severe defect with insulation falling off of the wiring on the power supplies with early (<...
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Convert RJ11 to RJ45

I have random RJ11 wires in house which have been cut off as they were used for the master socket and the master socket was in an awkward place. And I was wondering if it was possible to convert both ...
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Terminating solid Ethernet in a pull out rack

How should I terminate solid Ethernet cable in a shallow rack? Information I've wired my house with solid CAT7. It terminates in a double gang. The wiring cabinet can fit a 300mm equipment rack The ...
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How to connect an old front panel connector (audio) to a new motherboard?

The motherboard (Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7) has the following audio chip: Audio: 5.1 (Creative Sound Core3D) Frontpanel Audio Connector Return L Return R Ground Ear L Mic VCC Ear R Mic-In AC'97 Front ...
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What should I plug in first, my voltage regulator or UPS and why? [closed]

My UPS has the following specs: INVO brand Model : 1500VA Input :220Va,c50/60hz output:220Va,c50/60hz Capacity:1500VA,900W My AVR has the following specs: KEBO brand HDR-2000VA Input :14-260 ...
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Where do I connect this wire from the side panel fan?

Is the wire broken? Where do I connect it?
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Is it possible to wire my house with a cat. 6 cable through a one inch conduit pipe

I have 10 rooms across three floors in my house and i want an Ethernet connection in all of them. Problem is, there is only a 1 inch conduit pipe going through the walls and i can fit maybe 2-3 wires ...
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Alfa Networks Realtek RTL8187 Wireless USB Network Adapter; I need an extension for the "co-axial" connector to the antenna

Basically, I need to be able to mount my actual network antenna somewhat farther away from my computer than Alfa's included hardware will allow. I need an extension cable to go from my antenna ...
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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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How to add a new DSL line

I have a DSL connection coming into my kitchen. I don't want my router and modem on the kitchen counter. What is the best way to add a second connection? Can I simply add a second twisted pair to the ...
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Cat 5e Wire Next to 12V

I'm currently running a consumer grade router from inside a closet, and want to switch to business grade equipment. So the plan is to place a wireless access point on the wall outside of said closet ...
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Route existing network connections to new location?

This is a home situation. Have 20 devices throughout the house wired into the basement into a HP gigabit switch (with support for 2 fiber connections). Switch also has my router/cable model plugged ...
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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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Laptop webcam cabling

I am currently offsite and without my trusty tools. I am converting an integrated webcam from an old Asus X52J laptop into an USB webcam but the colors of the wiring kinda threw me off. Here's a ...
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Can I attach my patch panel to my router without using a switch? [closed]

I want to put my patch panel behind the sheet rock to accommodate where my wires are in the wall. There is no space for a switch so can I bypass the switch?
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Data hub setup for a structured wiring panel

I have a structure wiring panel in my home and the bedrooms and living room all have ethernet jacks. All the coaxial cables in the panel are labelled as: 1, 2, 3, fp1, fp2, and 2 cables called emarc )....
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2 Pair Ethernet not working

I have one 4 pair cable. The brown pair is being used for a telephone (that is working). I took the green & orange pairs and punched those down to a CAT6 block and added a CAT6 connector at the ...
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My DSL operator is suggesting that I use at Cat 6 cabling instead of normal telephone wire to get maximum speed

I have made a contract recently, for a DSL only line (dry DSL; no telephone) at 10Mbps. From the day one it is disconnecting every now and then. After complaining to the company they tried to make the ...
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How do I test a bus connection for functionality?

How can I determine if I have a good profibus connection? I want to be able to test my hard wire connection to make sure that isn't the problem. Ideally I would like to be able to test it at up to ...
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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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Easy LanMap Creation

I am a student and I want to take the LanMap of the entire Building. There are at least 10 switch boxes with 2 in each floor on a 5 storied building. Each Switch Box contains 2 Switches with 24/48 ...
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Basement to first floor wiring for HTPC

In my current house, my plasma TV hangs on a TV stand where my router and HTPC (CETON-based system) sits underneath. All of the wiring is just routed through the back of the TV stand and all is well. ...
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Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house?

Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house? Or does each jack have to be set up by an engineer sent over by my ISP. I'm a bit afraid to just try it, in case connecting ...
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Should a HDMI cable go to the receiver first or directly to the TV? [closed]

I have a receiver for my stereo system and a TV. I am wondering how I should hook these up. Right now I currently have everything (DVD player, Xbox, TV box) all going to the receiver and then one ...
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How do I use this home ethernet wiring box?

I have just moved into a new home and there appear to be ethernet lines running to several rooms, all converging in a wiring box. However, I can't figure out how to make this thing work properly. Here'...
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What is the name of the wires that connect to front_panel from PC case?

I need to find extension for mentioned wires but don't know how to google them, since I don't know their name. Here is a picture:
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Using a punch down tool with an Ethernet face plate

I recently purchased the tool that can be seen below and it was described as a wire cutter and punch down tool. I can't figure how to use it as a punch down tool. Does anyone have any idea how to ...
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How do I connect the front audio wires on an Intel mother board?

I am trying to connect the front audio wires of my cabinet to an Intel D945GCNL motherboard. This is how the pinouts are described by Intel: These are the wires from the cabinet: Can anyone tell ...
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How could I identify the usable Cat-5 pairs in this mess of torn-out wiring?

When the previous occupants vacated my new lab space they did a number on the Cat-5 wiring that had previously been installed. The baseboard jacks at the other end of this mess appear to be okay, ...
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How can I wire my case fans to be powered by my PSU and not motherboard?

My case fans are plugged into my motherboard and I have no more slots for fans. I read from a source on yahoo answers I should wire all my case fans to a molex 4 pin adapter--and plug that directly ...
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Toshiba Satellite disassembled - confused about a pair of black & white wires

I tried to clean up my Toshiba Satellite laptop and it all went well. Unfortunately, I am confused about a pair of black and white wires that come in right beside the fan. Two wires that go into any ...
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Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification?

Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification? What the main difference between Cat6? Would like a proof if possible.
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What is the right gauge wire for the incoming DSL phone line to my router?

Last year I built my house and I have lots of conduit and wiring throughout. Everything works great except for one nagging issue. My DSL router's connection seems to degrade over time. It gets to the ...
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Which voltage does the Power-On/Status and the HDD activity LED connectors of a motherboard deliver?

The case I want to use does not have an option to connect the power or HDD activity LED. Therefore I would like to use some 3V LEDs I already own. However, since they are only for 3V, I would like to ...
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How do you test for noise on a CAT5 cable run?

I've been having some issues with my DSL line and when AT&T did a line test they found a lot of noise. The technician came out and tested the line up to the house and said it was clean. This ...
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HP DX5150, MS-7050 v. 1.3 Motherboard front panel pin connectors

I recently purchased and installed a MS-7050 v. 1.3 motherboard into a regular non-HP case and thus the front panel connectors are different than the original OEM connectors which are all bundled ...
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