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    CAT7 testing preculiarity

    by ajashinoff ·


    My copper CAT 7 has been in place for a while so I decided yesterday, while this virus mania has my offices vacant, to start putting ends on the lines. I punched down two to their connectors and attached my Fluke to test. I came up with 6/8 split pairs. Thinking that it was late and my brain probably was tired I decided to go home. This morning I asked someone to check my work just in case I didn’t align the colors correctly or didn’t punch down adequately 75% of the strands, he found nothing wrong and his tester also showed 6/8 split pairs.
    Curious, I hooked the end terminating in my office to my switch and brought a laptop to the other end. The laptop booted, found and IP and mapped the drives corresponding to my account. Aside from testing the throughput capacity of the line, which I presently can’t, all seems to be fine.

    What gives? Is CAT7 testing more particular than previous category types? I have an older Fluke 620 LAN Cablemeter. Shouldn’t it at least be able to properly test?

    I’m really curious about why this happened as it did. Does any have any insight/experience in this?

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