It can be tricky, but not that tricky. I got my electrician to wire my
house with cat5e and I terminated it myself.
You'll need a Krone IDC terminating tool
to splice the wires into the patch panel.
The main thing I found with the Krone tool was to press pretty damn hard
to ensure a good contact in the patch panel.
You'll find a LAN cable tester (something like
invaluable in tracing bad connections or cross overs.
I found Steve DeRose's guides (http://www.derose.net/steve/guides/wiring/)
Touch wood, my network has been performing just fine for the last few
years - I'm getting pretty good bandwidth out of it with 100Mb/s equipment
- although I haven't tested what i get with GigE gear, as I haven't had
any really need.
On Mon, 21 Jan 2008, Darragh wrote:
>> Is the process of connecting RJ45 cable to a patch panel / socket
> difficult to explain? I cant do it for obvious reasons but I'll need to
> get someone to do it in the next few weeks. I'm sure the electrician will
> be able to route it through the walls etc however connecting it is
> probably not something he's had to do before.
>> Also, any idea where I'd pick up a Krone tool?
> Sorry for the off topic post.
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