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By norcaldave ·
I am running Cat 5 wiring in my new retail store, for both phones and fax...and I want to do up network jacks at the same time, but can't find any information on how to properly set up the jacks...

I'm using 24 gauge/4 pair wire...is this sufficient?...where can I find information, outside of buying a costly networking tome?

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by brent.barnard In reply to Cat 5 Wiring

If you are having trouble wiring the jacks up, maybe this will help. http://www.levitonvoicedata.com/spec/pdf/40838.pdf Its a link off of Leviton's site that lists the specs of the jacks that I use. Leviton is nice enough to to place to wiring colorcode(T568A, T568B)on the jack, so you cant mess up, you just match up the wires with which ever standard you prefer.

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by knowlimits In reply to Cat 5 Wiring

Check out these sites for the diagrams:

http://www.futurestandard.com/faqs/cabletable.html
http://www.kraycabling.com/technical_info/diagrams/

As long as your cabling that you purchased says cat 5 on it you are ok. You do not need cat 5 grade cable to run phones or 10baseT, but it is a good standard.

you want to have your data lines run T568A or T568B, and you want to have your phones run USOC. If you use a punch down then select either T568A or T568B as your standard and stick to one or the other for all data connections. If you are connecting you phone lines directly from the 66 block punch down refer to the 66 block color code chart on the second url. 99.9% of US telcos go by that standard. This is best when you have one set of ports (on the panel) dedicated to the telco in and one set of ports (on the panel) dedicated to the phones. Take the first four pair and run the sequence according to your patch panel, then take the next four pairs and do the same. Do this one pair at a time (always start with the tips first). Use the same cat 5 cable from the 66 block to the 110 punch down on the patch panel. You will then need to create crossover cables for all of you phone connections T568A or T568B to USOC. Stick the T568A/B end to the Telco in and the USOC end to the Phone.

If you can try and go with non-punch down panels. Panduit, Hubble, and Ortronics make some good ones.

Again refer to the sites above of the color codes.

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by OTL In reply to Cat 5 Wiring

Answer 2 is partially correct but if you are using punch down blocks do not use 66 type (bad connections are prevalent) use 110 or 7010 for the best connection (recommended by all)
Cat 5 for telephone lines is over-kill, RJ-11 is the standard.

BUT What are you using as a hub? 10 baseT and 10/100 are 2 different types of cabling requirements!

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by Nicholas Paras In reply to Cat 5 Wiring

Download the Techrepublic CAT5 cable guide. Clear consise and consists of only 2 pages. And if you follow the guide you will not need to do anything extra for the telephones since the RJ-11 plugs will fit in the RJ-45 sockets and you will just have to patch them up at your patch panel depending on where you want the telephone.

The url for the download is
:http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00320001006det01.htm

Here you will find some extra info as well

Regards,

Nicholas.

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by norcaldave In reply to Cat 5 Wiring

Thanks to everyone for the information that was provided...I've certainly learned more than I expected too...which is never a bad thing to happen as a result...

Dave

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