Help! Modular Cat5 outlets

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Kagey, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Kagey

    Kagey Guest

    Hi folks!
    Can someone ou there please help .... 1 PC upstairs & 3 PC's downstairs, all
    running WinXP (1 also Linux).
    Have installed cabling between the floors and am trying to install Connectix
    (made by Carling Systems) Cat5 modular wall outlets - 1 upstairs for PC's to
    connect to & 1 downstairs to link to the Unex 5 Port hub.
    However I cannot for the life of me fathom out exactly how the wiring
    physically connects to the outlets.
    I have absolutely no problem with the colour coding as to which wire goes
    where - but how the *#~* do I attach the wires?
    Do they need stripping, or does the metal blade-type things do that as you
    pressure the slim-jacketed cables into them?
    I have tried Maplins where I bought them from, who haven't a clue, and there
    is no indication on the packaging (despite the fact that it says
    instructions included!!).

    Maybe someone out there somewhere has the answer - before I go wireless -
    having already done the hard bit.
    Cheers for any help,

    "I'm a long long way from yesterday
    And with time my ideals change
    I want to spend all of my time
    The way where it should be spent"
    Kagey, Jul 7, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Forgot to mention: when you strip the outer casing and cut the wires to
    length you should untwist them as little as possible - the twists help
    reduce electrical interference.
    Rob Morley, Jul 8, 2003
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    Peter Parry Guest

    You might find
    useful although it is aimed at telephone wiring it illustrates how to
    connect Cat 5. Don't forget to keep all the wire lengths in the
    cable the same - don't trim pairs to different lengths, and untwist
    only about a cm in each pair.
    Peter Parry, Jul 8, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Cool :)
    Rob Morley, Jul 8, 2003
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