Category Archives: Copper Network

Using Pre-terminated Cat6 Cable For Signal Extension

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Thanks to the complexity of the fiber optic installation and audio video system, the need for sending multiple signal types and control over long distances has increasingly become intense. Ethernet cables like Cat 5e, Cat 6 and Cat 7, is … Continue reading

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Classification and Specification of Ethernet Cables

An Ethernet cable is one of the most popular forms of network cables used on wired networks for the purpose of transmitting network information. The commonly seen Ethernet cables are twisted pair cables, which can be divided into two categories: … Continue reading

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Select Best Ethernet Cable (Cat5/5e/6/6a) for Your Network

There is no doubt that wire connections that based on Ethernet cables usually have faster speed yet lower latency than Wi-Fi connections. And owing to the advanced technology, modern Ethernet cable can communicate at even faster speeds. When to install … Continue reading

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Feed-Through Patch Panels Installation Guide

Network Patch Panels are intensively used in the Ethernet cabling installation, and they are generally regarded as a critical component in the entire cabling systems. Serving as the nerve center of the cabling network, the importance of patch panels cannot … Continue reading

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Fixed-Design vs. Modular Wall Plate

Network wall plates serve as one of the basic components of a structured cabling system, which are usually placed near a workstation. Just as its name indicates, a wall plate is a flat plastic or metal plate that generally mounts in or … Continue reading

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Use Media Converters to Optimize Your Network

It is neither realistic nor possible for the network to stay static all the time, since the technology and capability of which advances dramatically throughout the world. In this case, there comes the constant demand for a more secure, more … Continue reading

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Achieve High Speed Connectivity With 40G QSFP+ DAC

The epidemic of switching and routing, cloud computing and virtualized servers is boosting the demand for higher network speeds, greater scalability, and higher levels of performance and reliability in data centers. Therefore, 1G and 10G are no longer capable of … Continue reading

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Which Do You Prefer: 10GBASE-T or SFP+ DAC?

A variety of technological advancements and trends are driving the increasing need for 10 GbE in the data center. IT managers are now faced with the challenge of selecting the appropriate 10-gigabit physical media, as 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) is … Continue reading

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Efficient Copper Cable—Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, and Cat7

When selecting the appropriate Category of cable to support your network, note that there are different grades within each Category. A higher grade cable with the proper installation will allow for a higher margin of error, ensuring top performance today … Continue reading

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RJ45 Colors and Wiring Guide Diagram TIA/EIA 568 AB

The information listed here is to assist Network Administrators in the color coding of Ethernet cables. Please be aware that modifying Ethernet cables improperly may cause loss of network connectivity. Use this information at your own risk, and ensure all … Continue reading

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