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12 Port Patch Panel



 
 
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Old August 29th 03, 10:21 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
James
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Hi,

I've just bought one of these jobbies from B&Q:

http://www.diy.com/bq/product/produc...l?PRODID=92692

It seems ideal except I'd envisaged my Cat5e solid core cables dropping
vertically into the panel while the instructions show what seem to be 2
wires each with 24 pairs of strands coming in horizontally through the side.
12 Cat5e cables won't physically fit in through the side and the wall
bracket hinders me from coming in to some of the ports if I go in
vertically.

Has anyone got this panel or have any ideas about how to connect up?
Alternatively, anyone know of another wall mountable 12 port patch panel?

Thanks in advance,

Jim.

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Old September 2nd 03, 09:36 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Andrew Gabriel
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In article ,
"James" writes:
Hi,

I've just bought one of these jobbies from B&Q:

http://www.diy.com/bq/product/produc...l?PRODID=92692

It seems ideal except I'd envisaged my Cat5e solid core cables dropping
vertically into the panel while the instructions show what seem to be 2
wires each with 24 pairs of strands coming in horizontally through the side.


If it terminates in the old chunky 50 way SCSI (centronics-like) connector,
then that's a standard Cat 3 cable loom for telephony connections into a
PABX or similar. Not suitable for Cat 5 use though.

12 Cat5e cables won't physically fit in through the side and the wall
bracket hinders me from coming in to some of the ports if I go in
vertically.


Sounds to me like the frame is designed for Cat 3 wiring from what
you say.

Has anyone got this panel or have any ideas about how to connect up?
Alternatively, anyone know of another wall mountable 12 port patch panel?


I bought a 24 way 19" rack unit mounting one, which was something
like 100 from CPC a few years ago (including all the sockets.
16 way ones are also common for 19" rack mounting panels.

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Andrew Gabriel
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Old September 2nd 03, 11:18 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
James
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Default 12 Port Patch Panel

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the reply. It's definitely a CAT5e patch panel, with Krone IDC
blocks. The problem is, with the wall bracket in place it's a bitch to get
the every block without bending the wires round tight angles. I guess that
what ya get for 34, I think I'll just have to live with it.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Old September 2nd 03, 08:25 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Rob Morley
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Default 12 Port Patch Panel

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Hmm. Expensive for not a lot of use. I've been considering one of
these
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...28220&id=18323,
or better - from Screwfix (of all places). Seems they're getting in
to home networking too

Why's that odd? They already do power and telecoms cabling and fittings,
and data networking isn't far removed.
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Old September 2nd 03, 10:35 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Gary Sinnott
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On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 20:25:40 +0100, Rob Morley
wrote:

In article ,
says...
snip
Hmm. Expensive for not a lot of use. I've been considering one of
these
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...28220&id=18323,
or better - from Screwfix (of all places). Seems they're getting in
to home networking too

Why's that odd? They already do power and telecoms cabling and fittings,
and data networking isn't far removed.


According to their advertising, Screwfix tended towards trade
purchasing - general retail wasn't so much of an issue. Now that
they've become better known, retail seems to be going fairly well.

Power and telecoms hardware has long been seen as part of a
house-build but networking is comapratively quite new. Unless they
put networking products in for the home user, it would seem a little
out of place in the bangbang-drill-saw-crunch-ouch business.

Nice that it's all there though as the prices of some of the gear is
lower than some of the cheap specialists. Like it

Gary

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Old September 7th 03, 08:38 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Steve Walker
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Default 12 Port Patch Panel

Gary Sinnott wrote:
On 2 Sep 2003 08:36:17 GMT, (Andrew
Gabriel) wrote:


I've just bought one of these jobbies from B&Q:
http://www.diy.com/bq/product/produc...l?PRODID=92692

Hmm. Expensive for not a lot of use. I've been considering one of
these http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...28220&id=18323,
or better - from Screwfix (of all places). Seems they're getting in
to home networking too


Same firm, innit......


 




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