Tag Archives: cables

How to Build a Computer Network

… Ethernet cables are limited to 100m between any two active devices. If you need more than 100m between any two active devices such as computer and switch or computer to computer, you need to add a repeater or a hub, a switch will work as well, at each additional 100 meters, (or 333 ft.). Depending on your materials and equipment, your network can run at 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s or 1Gigabit/s. The most usual is to use Cat 5 or Cat 5e cables and connectors. A Cat 5 network can provide a speed up …

Computer Network – Tools and Supplies

… the times, the cut is superficial and it doesn’t get to the wire. But sometimes the stripper will scratch the wires. Using a utility knife or cutting pliers, is a little more laborious but I prefer it as I get more control. Moreover the many crimper tools come with a cable stripper. Don’t use that one, it doesn’t work for round cables, it only works for flat cables. Network Tester – This is not a must, but if you are doing this for the first time, it will save you a …

Computer Network – RJ45 Connectors

… RJ11 male connector, (standard telephone connector), fits perfectly into an RJ45 female connector being a little narrower, which is why many companies have deployed data networks only. The middle pair only is used for the telephone connection. There are different RJ45 male connectors for various cables.   The male RJ45 are very cheap but they are prone to various problems.
Shielded RJ45
The locking tab is prone to …