[K12OSN] Understanding ethernet - terminology and cables
cwt137 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 2 16:38:21 UTC 2004
Sometimes it pays to make your own cables, like when
you need a certain length you cant buy in stores. But
for lengths you can buy in stores, it isn't worth your
time. I'm a bad crimper and I figure it takes me 10
min to make one cable.If I'm lucky and the wires don't
move when I'm crimping, I can do it in 5min or less.
For the time spent (or wasted), it is just as easy to
buy one from the store.
--- "David H. Barr" <david at okgoodwill.org> wrote:
> You should DEFINITELY learn how to make cables, if
> you can. It's fairly
> simple, and will save you a ton. Of course, if
> you're doing a
> significant run (Say, more than about 20 drops)
> you'd probably want to
> just pay someone else to get all dirty and sweaty.
> If you're just doing
> short patch cables (say, one classroom) definitely
> buy a box of Cat5 and
> a pack of ice cubes (terminators).
> Yes, GigaE == 1000bT, although there is fiber GigaE,
> as well.
> I am not familiar with the various cable names, but
> properly terminated
> Cat5 should be all you need for up to copper gigabit
> PS: Here's a link to an image I made for cable
> On Thursday, September 02, 2004 11:00 AM,
> Gary Frederick wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > The recent conversation helped me to finally
> understand why I want the
> > faster ethernet speeds between my servers and the
> > Now I'm trying to understand the different
> terminology and what works
> > where when hooking it up.
> > There is
> > 10Base-T
> > 100Base-T
> > 1000Base-T
> > and
> > Gigabit
> > Is Gigabit just another name for 1000Base-T?
> > and I looked at cables and there were cables for
> > Cat 5e
> > FastCat 5e
> > Cat 6
> > Cat 6 UTP
> > ???
> > and
> > I am able to handle a screw driver - on a realy
> good day and would
> > prefer to get a cable that was already built over
> messing up. Should I
> > consider learning how to make cables?
> > Thanks,
> > Gary
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