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  Reply # 1944067 20-Jan-2018 16:53
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Punch down on the slots at the back and then a cover goes over it all. The sockets are standard keystone ones like some wall plates use. Ive put 2 of similar ones in at a friends place because the special 8 port outlets for the overpriced cupboard were about 3x the price of those surface sockets





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  Reply # 1944073 20-Jan-2018 17:02
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So I will need a punch down tool with this option ?

Excuse my lack of understanding on this subject but I've never done cat cable before.

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  Reply # 1944077 20-Jan-2018 17:10
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yes, punch down onto the keystones and then they fit in the surface block to hold in place to stop the cable from moving when you plug and unplug things from it.





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  Reply # 1944079 20-Jan-2018 17:12
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Where can i get a reasonably priced punch down tool ?

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  Reply # 1944082 20-Jan-2018 17:18
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surplustronics or sound division as they are called now have been good when I have needed weekend items in a hurry, but typically I get all tools from aliexpress.





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  Reply # 1944361 21-Jan-2018 12:35
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YouTube has plenty of videos on "punch down"

It's very straight-forward.

The only possible confusion is there are two standard for the color sequence. Either one works, though "B" has become more popular recently.

You can google T568B for more details.

http://www.vdvworks.com/UncleTed/term.html

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  Reply # 1944509 21-Jan-2018 21:31
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You can ignore anything that talks about "cross-over cables."

A technical explanation here would just be confusing,

Suffice it to say, 99.5% of modern equipment automatically handles normal cables by doing some magic internally, eliminating the need for cross-over cables.

My organization has almost 900 servers in 5 data centres, and I haven't heard of any equipment that needs a cross-over cable.

Perhaps there's some older equipment out there that still needs it, but it's unlikely to be used anymore in a home. Though sometimes a cross-over can be used without issue, but there's no benefit either.

If it's "serious" networking, it's usually fibre-optic, which is definitely not a DIY home-improvement project.

Just like cross-over cables, not even worth considering in a home. Any fibre optic equipment in a home would be the installed and supplied indirectly by the ISP.



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  Reply # 1944533 21-Jan-2018 22:22
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Thanks, I have no idea what a cross over cable is/does but I will google it. I have just ordered some short cat 6 cables, punch down tool and stripper for a few $ from aliexpress.

I will probably dissble the wifi on the router and leave it in the cabinet and add a wifi router at the end of one of my cat6 cables.

Can I eliminate the switch and use the 4 out ports on the modem as am only needing to feed 4 cat cables at this stage ?



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  Reply # 1944576 22-Jan-2018 05:12
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yes you can


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  Reply # 1944607 22-Jan-2018 09:38
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kingdragonfly: YouTube has plenty of videos on "punch down"

It's very straight-forward.

The only possible confusion is there are two standard for the color sequence. Either one works, though "B" has become more popular recently.

You can google T568B for more details.

http://www.vdvworks.com/UncleTed/term.html

 

You can't use either standard though since the outlets are already terminated - the OP needs to use the standard that's already in place.

 

I assume the OP is now going to attempt this themselves. In this case a LAN tester is essential. As I posted above pretty much without fail every single person who attempts to do this sort of thing themselves for the first time will make mistakes, and the only way to check cable is with a tester.

 

One of these (at a bare minimum) is needed. Don.t buy the cheaper units. They're rubbish and unless you can see both ends at the same time they're totally pointless.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1944608 22-Jan-2018 09:41
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Hi all, are the room outlets terminated, I don't recall seeing that detail posted, but I assumed they were in the same state as the panel.

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