Is your organization in the process of running CAT 5 cable throughout your building? If so, the cable that is being installed will need to have an RJ-45 interface so you can connect workstations and servers to other areas of the network. But how exactly do you do that?
One option is to leave enough wire outside of the drop to reach a machine and crimp it with an RJ-45 adapter. However, this option can create problems. For example, what should you do with the excess cable that you don’t need? Or what if you need a longer cable down the road?
Your other option is to install an RJ-45 module and wall plate, which will allow you to connect any Ethernet cable to workstations and servers in your building. Choosing this option leaves you with a nice, flush wall plate with no extensions, the ability to add or remove other RJ-45 modules as needed, the ability to choose the length of the Ethernet cable you need, and much more.
Download our guide
To learn more about how to install a RJ-45 module, you can download TechRepublic’s RJ-45 module installation guide for free and discover how easy it is to install these modules throughout your building.
The RJ-45 module installation guide is available for download in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat formats. If you don’t have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from the Adobe Web site for free.
Learn to make CAT 5 cables
After you’ve finished your module install, you’re going to need some cable to connect your machines to the network. If you want to know how to create your own CAT 5 cable patch, download TechRepublic’s CAT 5 Patch Creation Guide and learn how to crimp the cable length you want.
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