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Understanding Bulk Ethernet Cable: Stranded or Solid Ethernet Cable

There are a dizzying number of Ethernet cable type available on the market, corresponding to an array of standards detailing the configuration and performance specification needed to support the increasingly faster data rates and larger bandwidths of incoming technologies. Of which stranded and solid Ethernet cables are the commonly used cable types when purchasing bulk Ethernet cable. These two different…

The figure shows the Cat5e RJ45 inline coupler (orange). This Cat5e RJ45 Coupler offers a practical, cost-effective solution for joining two RJ45-terminated cables together to form one long cable.

Inline Coupler vs. Punch Down Keystone Jack

When DIY a home network, besides the common problems (written in the previous article “Do It Yourself for Your Home Network”), people often feel puzzled about what I should use for my jacks—inline coupler or punch down keystone jack. The first one is easy to install but adds an extra connection to the network. The last one is cheaper and…

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Comparing UTP and STP Copper Cables

Many telecom professionals anticipated that copper cable would eventually be replaced by the fiber optic cable owing to its poor performance in the higher-bandwidth application. However, copper cables like cat6/cat6a cable that can support up to 10Gbqs have proven themselves and been widely deployed in the home or office buildings. But for the copper cable, there exists the debate about…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of UTP Cable Installation

With the technology evolving rapidly and new products keep coming out, optical technicians have to upgrade their knowledge accordingly. Take the UTP (unshielded twisted pair) network cabling as an example, lately, telecommunication industry witnessed the evolution of copper cable from the old cat 3, cat 5 to the existing popular cat 5e and cat 6 cables (even to the cat…

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Difference Between 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm Coaxial Cable

People know much about the coaxial cables, but they know little about the different impedance of coaxial cables, namely 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm coaxial cables. Even many optical manufacturers fail to adequately explain the difference between the two types of coax and why they need one type over the other. Therefore, today’s article will define some of the most…

Do You Know About Cat 8 Cable?

Cat 5e or cat 6 cables now are the mainstream of the copper network solution, but optical technology are progressing to promote higher category copper cables for the increasingly heavy-loaded data center solution. Cat 8 cables lately has been much talked about, especially after the TIA category 8 cabling standard approved. Category 8 is regarded as the next-generation twisted-pair cabling…