On Wednesday 10 March 2004, cjb at linux.ie (Christian van den Bosch) wrote:
>Actually, a PoE supply should (in theory) only damage the terminating
>resistors, which will only release a tiny bit of smoke - the positive
>and negative rails will each feed into a separate coil on the ethernet
>line transformer. However I'll grant you there are far more productive
>ways to wire one's cat 5 runs :)
I bet it's really easy to replace thos terminating resistors on the average
>That said, I was dismayed to see someone wiring up new offices recently
>with one cat 5 run to each pair of network jacks... he certainly won't
>be using gigabit any time soon!
>>Splitting a cat 5 run into two ethernet runs should really only be used
>as a last resort on existing runs. Anyone who runs half as much cable as
>they should, just because they can split it, needs shooting.
Talk about being penny wise and pound foolish. What's the betting that that
job was being done by the lowest bidder?
And now that I think about it, shouldn't you use Cat-6 for any new runs now?
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