Networking face plate that doesn't require cables to be crimped...

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  1. johnieutah

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    Does such a thing exist?
    I want to run a cable from my server/router location, through the kitchen and in to the lounge. I would like to put a 2 port faceplate on the wall. I already have enough pre-terminated Cat5 cable, does such a faceplate exist which will allow me to just plug these cables in to the back, without cutting the cable and wiring it in?

    Will I need 2 cables (1 for each port)?

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Not sure if it is stranded or not... it's a regular 30m Belkin patch cable, terminated both ends, that I wanted to re-use.

    Brush plate looks like it could be a goer. Maybe I would be better off buying a crimping tool and some raw CAT5. Actually do I even need a crimping tool to connect a cable between 2 faceplates?

    Cheers.
     
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    A patch lead is almost certainly stranded. You would struggle to terminate that properly at a module.
    Face plates are made to accept modules, which in turn are suitable for solid core cable. If you don't care for the brush plate, you are better off sourcing solid cable. Certainly worth it if you are doing more. Then you need a punch down tool, rather than a crimper. I would do a bit of research into it, so you know what you are letting yourself in for.
     
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    They do exist, it's essentially an in-line coupler molded/snapped into a face-plate. They tend to need pretty deep back boxes though you might be chasing out a lot of your wall.

    Yes.
     
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    Thanks very much for the replies.

    For the time being I will just run the existing cable through the wall, but can anyone recommend a good reliable supplier for CAT5E, crimping tool, face plates etc...

    Many thanks.
     

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