[ILUG] OFF TOPIC: Network Cabling
ken at sportsmail.ac
Wed Mar 3 18:30:41 GMT 2004
On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 17:29, Chris Higgins wrote:
> What category are they doing for you ? Probably cat6, in which
> case you might want to consider looking for cat5 which should
> be cheaper. ( but I'd recommend sticking with cat6 )
Theres no real need for that kind of cabling unless you're an architect
and have to transfer huge cad files across the network constantly
> If you're happy enough to recable/crimp as needed then doing it
> yourself will only lose you a couple of layers of skin from
> your hands and the time involved....
Not at all... only rookies lose skin from crimping... unless your
crimping tool is red hot and and uninsulated you are touching it with
your bare hands
> That being said - I've had conversations like this with an admin
> who recently went from a building where they had rolled their
> own network - to one in which they had the job professionally
> done and he swears that he's going to recable the first building
> as soon as he gets the budget allocated. The difference in
> network stability is that noticable.
Yes, again, depends on what you specify. if you just say "Any old cheap
network" they will do just that.
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