Help! Modular Cat5 outlets

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Kagey, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Kagey

    Kagey Guest

    Hi folks!
    Can someone ou there please help .... 1 PC upstairs & 3 PC's downstairs, all
    running WinXP (1 also Linux).
    Have installed cabling between the floors and am trying to install Connectix
    (made by Carling Systems) Cat5 modular wall outlets - 1 upstairs for PC's to
    connect to & 1 downstairs to link to the Unex 5 Port hub.
    However I cannot for the life of me fathom out exactly how the wiring
    physically connects to the outlets.
    I have absolutely no problem with the colour coding as to which wire goes
    where - but how the *#~* do I attach the wires?
    Do they need stripping, or does the metal blade-type things do that as you
    pressure the slim-jacketed cables into them?
    I have tried Maplins where I bought them from, who haven't a clue, and there
    is no indication on the packaging (despite the fact that it says
    instructions included!!).

    Maybe someone out there somewhere has the answer - before I go wireless -
    having already done the hard bit.
    Cheers for any help,
    Karen

    --
    "I'm a long long way from yesterday
    And with time my ideals change
    I want to spend all of my time
    The way where it should be spent"
    ~Texas~
     
    Kagey, Jul 7, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Forgot to mention: when you strip the outer casing and cut the wires to
    length you should untwist them as little as possible - the twists help
    reduce electrical interference.
     
    Rob Morley, Jul 8, 2003
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  3. Kagey

    Peter Parry Guest

    You might find
    <http://www.wppltd.demon.co.uk/WPP/Wiring/UK_telephone/Installation/installation.html>
    useful although it is aimed at telephone wiring it illustrates how to
    connect Cat 5. Don't forget to keep all the wire lengths in the
    cable the same - don't trim pairs to different lengths, and untwist
    only about a cm in each pair.
     
    Peter Parry, Jul 8, 2003
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  4. Kagey

    Rob Morley Guest


    Cool :)
     
    Rob Morley, Jul 8, 2003
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