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Topic # 242533 2-Nov-2018 13:19
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I set up my home office a couple of months ago with in-wall ethernet cabling to suit. Of course, I've now shifted my office around and the ethernet jackpoints are about 2m away from where they need to be with the new configuration.

 

 

I know the right answer is to run new cables all the way from the network cupboard to the new location, but that is going to be a huge PITA. The office is also likely to be reconfigured again in a year or two (this time with walls shifting), so everything I do now is only temporary anyway.

 

 

I was hoping for some kind of two sided punch-down style connector I could use to join the existing run with the new extension, however all I can find are female-female jacks to join patch cables.

 

 

My current thinking is to leave the existing keystone ethernet jacks where they are (albeit shifting them inside the wall) and crimping a male ethernet plug on to the additional run of cable to extend it to where it needs to be.

 

 

I could just get longer patch cables, but they'd need to run around a big loop to be out of the path of foot traffic. It is easy enough to hide the additional runs in-wall so I'm looking at that solution first.

 

 

Just checking to see whether there are better solutions?

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  Reply # 2118489 2-Nov-2018 13:31
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cyril7: Hi you need this

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CABDNX7049/Dynamix-A-RJ45-C5-Cat-5e-Rated-RJ-45-8C-Joiner-2-W

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Thanks, but I think this is just a female-female joiner? I've already got a female socket. I was really hoping for something I could cut off the existing keystone, and use a connector the had punchdown / crimp connectors on both sides to extend the cable. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2118490 2-Nov-2018 13:31
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To use that you could crimp RJ45s onto the end of the cables. If you haven't got a crimper your idea of extra female jacks is probably easiest.






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  Reply # 2118491 2-Nov-2018 13:33
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETDNX0077/Dynamix-Cat5e-Inline-Coupler-Punch-Down-Black-Colo

This might be what your after then

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  Reply # 2118498 2-Nov-2018 13:38
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cyril7: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETDNX0077/Dynamix-Cat5e-Inline-Coupler-Punch-Down-Black-Colo

This might be what your after then

Cyril

 

Hah! Yes, that's exactly it, thanks! Why couldn't I find that!? 


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  Reply # 2118541 2-Nov-2018 14:01
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Surely nothing wrong with this approach.....

 

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better put a /s here


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  Reply # 2118547 2-Nov-2018 14:10
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xontech:

 

Surely nothing wrong with this approach.....

 

Geoff

 

better put a /s here

 

 

 

 

Slap some drops of solder in there for luck and ducktape, Good to go!





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  Reply # 2118577 2-Nov-2018 14:42
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Double granny knot for cat5, but for cat6 you need a reef knot.


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xontech:

 

Surely nothing wrong with this approach.....

 

Geoff

 

better put a /s here

 

 

Go for the Sky installer variation, and strip the jacket in the middle of a run, and tee in. Nothing like matched impedance.


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  Reply # 2118660 2-Nov-2018 16:32
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Actually that’s not too far from why I did what is in the photo. Needed to do a packet capture literally “on the wire”, so tee’d in on the pair direction I needed and voila!

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