[TriLUG] OT: Home Depot and Cat 5
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Tue Oct 5 12:24:28 EDT 2004
On Tuesday 05 October 2004 09:21 am, Aaron S. Joyner wrote:
> If anyone else has any insights or disagreements, I'd be quite
> interested to hear. I am not an authoritative source on cabling by any
> means, I've just observed the common industry practices for the better
> part of a decade and am kind of a stickler when it comes to proper cabling.
> Aaron S. Joyner
I have an additional question. I have a 150' cat5 cable hand made by my
vendor. It doesn't work. A friend told me that with long runs there's a
special wiring method than with short runs, in order to limit capacitance or
inductance or some such.
Anyone know about that?
One thing I can tell you is that the non-working cable has only 4 conductors
crimped. For long cables, should all 8 be crimped?
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