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Best Practices for running data conduits through basement

One more important point: Even with a high-quality tool made for the purpose, getting a good connection from wire to a crimp-on RJ45 plug can be difficult to achieve by hand. It is much simpler to use ...
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How can I connect the ethernet cables in my home to make them work?

Plugs crimped on wall cables are notoriously unreliable. Wall jacks (or punchdown patch panels) are much more reliable. Labels may be wrong. I note that the cables are labeled, but the ports on the ...
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Best Practices for running data conduits through basement

Service loops would most conveniently live in the wiring closet, or else somewhere in the basement. ENT (smurf tube) is a relatively good choice of conduit type for ease of installation. If you want ...
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Home Voip GV service/Phones not working with Cat5e wiring

By far the easiest solution Put the VOIP widget next to your switch in the closet. Buy a DECT6 phone sytem. Put the base station also in the closet next to your switch, and plug it directly into ...
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How can I connect the ethernet cables in my home to make them work?

You've been left with a bit of a rat's nest of poorly labelled connections. One of the plugs into the tp-link switch should connect back to your network router. The rest should connect to sockets in ...
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Wiring low voltage around a corner

In the US the trim at the bottom of the wall where it meets the floor is Baseboard. This may be your "floor molding" Carefully remove a section of that molding and take a look at what's ...
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Router in front of patch panel doesn't work, yet it works behind the panel

Older Ethernet connections only used 4 wires (1, 2, 3, 6) of the standard 8-wire cable. This allowed for some useful things such as using the inner pair (4, 5) for a phone line or using splitters to ...
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Wiring low voltage around a corner

I'm assuming you don't want to do any drywall repair. Replace your quarter round at the baseboard, from the closet to the location of the wall plate with a 1/4 round base cable cover: Then use a ...
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Can an ethernet cable look OK to a cheap cable tester but still have a problem?

Typical trobleshooting in this case: Wire tester shows continuity on all 8 wires - good, means cable is not cut. Check connection with a laptop or pc. Does it get a link? Is the link at the speed you ...
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