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Snagless RJ45 connectors – How To Make Network Cables Snagless

… locking tab is very fragile, and we can’t change that, it is fragile to keep the costs down. The other reason is the design, the locking tab sticks out, and it is very easy to get snagged and broken off. All store-bought cables come with a snagless boot; it’s the standard these days. All the cables with broken locking tabs don’t have the boots, because they are terminated in place, by either a datacom tech, or an admin. Panduit RJ45 Snagless Modular Plug 50 Pack These plugs from Panduit …

Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

The Entire Network is Slow If the entire network or a part of the network is slow, this could be a strong suggestion for a faulty switch or a miss-configuration. Poor network equipment Usage of hubs is not recommended, (hubs are prone to collisions by design) Cheap switches that cannot handle the total needed bandwidth. The switch’s chip can handle 100Mb/s for 12 ports, but the switch has 24 ports and all are connected. For low network usage this is not a problem, but if your network usage …

Computer Network – Tools and Supplies

… different devices on your network. Modern switching devices can make a virtual map of all of the devices in your network and route packets according to this map. Older connectivity devices, such as network hubs, used to indiscriminately broadcast the packets on all of the ports and only the device which the packet belonged to would have accepted it. This design creates a lot of collisions and saturates the network with unnecessary traffic. Network hubs, (two or more ports), or repeaters, …