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Help! Modular Cat5 outlets

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Old July 7th 03, 11:32 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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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,

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And with time my ideals change
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Old July 8th 03, 01:40 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Rob Morley
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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.
Old July 8th 03, 09:57 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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On Mon, 7 Jul 2003 23:32:35 +0100, "Kagey"

However I cannot for the life of me fathom out exactly how the wiring
physically connects to the outlets.

You might find
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.
Old July 8th 03, 10:17 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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In article , kagey60
@REMOVETHIShotmail.com says...
Thanks guys!
A trip to B&Q has come up a treat.- a wonderful piece of plastic
Using the right tool it took me about 5 mins to remove the previous mess &
install & get it up & running!
A darn sight better than struggling for about 3 hours last night!!!

Cool :-)

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