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Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

… spikes, your switch will not be able to handle the bandwidth. The quick fix in such situation is to power off the switch for a few minutes and then power it back on. Loopback A loopback is a network cable that has both ends connected to the same switch. If it’s a managed switch activating loop protection on all the ports could fix the problem. You can look on the switch’s log file for excessive broadcasts and isolate the two ports that are in loop. If you don’t have managed …

How to Run Network Cables?

network cables Make sure before drilling any holes into joists, that you follow the building codes. Take care of the network cable integrity: do not drop objects on the cables do not step on the cables, do over-bend or over-twist the network cable When you pull your cable through holes do not pull too hard as this could stretch the cable and modify its electrical qualities. Using a pull-string will provide additional firmness. Try to avoid electric cables and other electromagnetic …

Mnemonic – Network Cable Standards

If you are crimping a lot of RJ45 patch-cords and you always forget the wire sequence, here is a Simple method to remember the wire sequence and colors. I always use the same standard and by doing so I don’t have to check all the times what particular standard i used on a specific cable. I use the T568B standard because there is a mnemonic to remember the wires order. The order of the wires always alternates striped color with solid color. Then the order of colors is RGBB, (the mnemonic …