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Computer Network – Tools and Supplies

Punch down tool – The punch tool is used to insert the network cable in the patch panel or similar connection panels. For a small network up to 7 devices you might not need it as you can easily connect all of your devices directly into the switch. Keystone Jacks – The rj45 keystone jack is the female connector, usually immobile, part of a network connection that is mounted on the wall or similar. It provides a network connection close to the device to be connected. A …

Computer Network – RJ45 Connectors

rj45 Crimped
RJ-45 connectors rj45 is a type of registered jack. The registered jack specifies the physical male and female connectors as well as the pin assignments. rj45 features 8 pins and is the standard connector for Ethernet based networks. We can also find it on ISDN, and T1 connections. Ethernet is the standard media for the VOIP phones so we can find it used with modern digital phone systems. The …

Computer Network – UTP and STP cable

… go with STP, you need to use shielded rj45 connectors and properly ground your switch. Using STP is not a do it yourself network installation. UTP, Unshielded Twisted Pairs, is the most common networking cable and it produced in various grades/categories, (Cat 3, Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 7) . The higher the grade the better the properties of the cable, hence the higher the speed that can be obtained on that cable. UTP cable can be purchased in large spindles at stores that …