On Wednesday 10 March 2004, cjb at linux.ie (Christian van den Bosch) wrote:
>The ready-made ones are astonishingly expensive
Somebody posted a link earlier - they were 7.50 each (don't recall currency)
which is 15.00 for a run. Out there in the real world where you're paying for
people's time, that's not dear. And that includes the sockets. If you split an
existing pair by hand, you need a new socket at each end (or a REALLY nasty Y
>one socket) and making up a couple of RJ45 Y cables to plug onto each
>end of your existing cable. Pins 1, 2, 3 and 6 are the ones you want to
Oh sorry - you mentioned Y cables - yuck.
>Then, of course, there's PoE (power over ethernet) which uses the blue
>and brown pairs to carry power, typically at 48V, for such devices as
>routers, embedded computers, wireless APs etc.
And for real fun, have a POE source at one end of a run, and a splitter and
two NICs at the other. But don't try that at home if you suffer from an
allergy to magic blue smoke.
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