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extending rj45

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by chilpillphil, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. chilpillphil

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    how easy is it to do this, im thinking my 15 meters wont be enough

    and can you easily take the end off to put through the ceiling or does the hole have to be massive?
     
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    Just buy it from maplin buy the meter and crimp the ends yourself.
     
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    can i ask how you crimp it,

    is it really that simple?
     
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    Making your own RJ45 cables is very easy with an RJ45 crimper, just make sure you are consistant with your colour coding, ie stick to one of the standards. This especially becomes important in longer runs where it is important to seperate the appropriate twited pair, which usually means seperating the green/green white pair.
     
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    You can run CAT5 if its properly wired for 100m, so distance shouldn't be a problem, do make sure you wire it properly though, or even over shorter runs you will have problems if you try to run at 100mbps. I wouldn't say it's exactly easy crimping an end on - it is very fiddly until you have done a few, but if you do it that way you only need a small hole - I drilled 10mm through an internal 11" wall and fed the cable through on a piece of dowel no problems.
     
  7. chilpillphil

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    can u buy connetors, im thinking 15 meters won't be enough.
     
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    You should find everything you need to make your own rj45 cables at a branch of maplin.

    You may also find that they have an rj45-rj45 coupler - basically a small plastic block with an rj45 socket on each side. Just plug a cable into each socket and you have a longer cable.
     
  9. chilpillphil

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    cool. my internets slow ATM

    is there one near swindon?
     

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