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Connectors and Cabling



 
 
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Old April 12th 05, 04:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Reg Edwards
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Default Connectors and Cabling

There's far too much worrying and loss of sleep about relatively short
lengths of domestic and office cabling. Cable impedance, which in any
case to most people is a meaningless description, matters very little.

Just get a pair of wires, connect them up, and see what happens.

Just think what wires all the way from the telephone exchange,
sometimes miles of the stuff, including changes of gauge and type, and
dropwires from poles, and filters, have to contend with, yet, in most
cases, work perfectly satisfactorily up to 2 Mbits (jargon) and more.

The main problems are types of plugs and sockets and pin connections.

It is lack of knowledge of connectors which obliges people to buy, at
ridiculous prices, complete cables of inconvenient lengths with
connectors already fitted.

Computer manufacturers and salesmen deliberately deprive customers of
sufficient information. Same applies to 'free' software. You have to
hire an expensive expert to teach you how to use it. He walks away to
the bank with a fat cheque without any time for you to make notes.

"Help" programs - don't talk daft!
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Reg.


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Old April 12th 05, 05:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
ABC
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Default Connectors and Cabling


"Reg Edwards" wrote in message
...
There's far too much worrying and loss of sleep about relatively short
lengths of domestic and office cabling. Cable impedance, which in any
case to most people is a meaningless description, matters very little.

Just get a pair of wires, connect them up, and see what happens.

Just think what wires all the way from the telephone exchange,
sometimes miles of the stuff, including changes of gauge and type, and
dropwires from poles, and filters, have to contend with, yet, in most
cases, work perfectly satisfactorily up to 2 Mbits (jargon) and more.

The main problems are types of plugs and sockets and pin connections.

It is lack of knowledge of connectors which obliges people to buy, at
ridiculous prices, complete cables of inconvenient lengths with
connectors already fitted.

Computer manufacturers and salesmen deliberately deprive customers of
sufficient information. Same applies to 'free' software. You have to
hire an expensive expert to teach you how to use it. He walks away to
the bank with a fat cheque without any time for you to make notes.

"Help" programs - don't talk daft!
----
Reg.


There are loads of websites around that offer information on how to wire up
different connections. So you can't say that "Salesmen deliberately deprive
people of information". It is the general people that are too lazy to find
out for themselves how to do it, and instead purchase an off-the-shelf
cable.


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Old April 12th 05, 06:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kraftee
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Default Connectors and Cabling

ABC wrote:
"Reg Edwards" wrote in message
...
There's far too much worrying and loss of sleep about relatively
short lengths of domestic and office cabling. Cable impedance,
which in any case to most people is a meaningless description,
matters very little. Just get a pair of wires, connect them up, and see
what happens.

Just think what wires all the way from the telephone exchange,
sometimes miles of the stuff, including changes of gauge and type,
and dropwires from poles, and filters, have to contend with, yet, in
most cases, work perfectly satisfactorily up to 2 Mbits (jargon) and
more. The main problems are types of plugs and sockets and pin
connections.

It is lack of knowledge of connectors which obliges people to buy, at
ridiculous prices, complete cables of inconvenient lengths with
connectors already fitted.

Computer manufacturers and salesmen deliberately deprive customers of
sufficient information. Same applies to 'free' software. You have to
hire an expensive expert to teach you how to use it. He walks away
to the bank with a fat cheque without any time for you to make notes.

"Help" programs - don't talk daft!
----
Reg.


There are loads of websites around that offer information on how to
wire up different connections. So you can't say that "Salesmen
deliberately deprive people of information". It is the general people
that are too lazy to find out for themselves how to do it, and
instead purchase an off-the-shelf cable.


You forgot, they normally go for the easy, cheap, quick option as well...


 




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