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# 207832 15-Jan-2017 21:49
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Hi all,


I'm looking for a recommendation for a small network enclosure for home use, ideally with cut-outs for rear cable entry.


This is for a friend's house, where the cabling has been star-wired, but punched down to a phone block. The block's currently just hanging loosely in the wall in a rough-cut hole in the gib. I’d like to re-terminate the cables to a patch panel and cover the hole with the enclosure, hence the rear cable entry.


The enclosure doesn’t need to be very big, as there are only 5 or so runs of cat5e. The ONT is already mounted behind the TV, so all it will hold is the patch panel and a small ethernet switch.


I used a previous generation Dynamix network enclosure for my own install which would have worked here, but it doesn’t seem to be sold anymore. The new Dynamix models now don’t look like they surface mount, and don’t have rear knock outs. The models from Signet seem to be similar.


I could always cut a hole in the back of an enclosure, but that’s obviously not ideal!


As a supplementary question, is there any likelihood that their security alarm will be triggered by rewiring the phone cabling that runs to it? My guess is not, otherwise a disconnected phone would also set off the alarm. But, would appreciate comment from anyone experienced with this, as I’ve only ever dealt with my own alarm.

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  # 1703828 15-Jan-2017 22:01
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The supplementary question, it wont trigger the alarm, but it could show up a fault on the alarm until the wiring is reconnected

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  # 1704034 16-Jan-2017 11:55
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Thanks, that's good to know.

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