Tomorrow I'm installing a TP-Link TL-SG1008MP 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Ethernet Switch to an existing network, powering a TP-Link OC200 Omada AP controller and three TP-Link EAP225-Outdoor access points powered over 802.3af Power over Ethernet.
Ahead of the install the client has had their team run three cables out to the locations for the APs, each 50m or shorter, from a reel and self-terminating the connections (spot where the issue probably is...!)
According to their RJ45 tester, the first of these cables run today was terminated at both ends (and also tested with existing switch and a laptop) with no connection, no test pass.
I spec'd Connectix Cat6a External F/FTP LDPE Solid core ethernet cable from Cablemonkey (UK) and also the matching 'CCS Cat6a FTP RJ45 Plug - For Solid Cable' from Cablemonkey.
Is there anything obviously wrong with that spec of cable / plugs? In reading up I wanted solid core for a long run carrying POE;
Is crimping plugs to solid core cable reasonably standard? The supplier had these available and mentioned compatibility, so while I haven't seen if it was a bad job in person yet, I'm wondering if I've recommended the right thing for terminating as opposed to a punch-in terminal and a patch cable to the switch / AP; what other options are there?
If using a punch-in or similar connector for this kind of use to bridge to a patch cable at either end, does that pose an issue with disrupting the power supply i.e. POE?
Grateful for any suggestions / sanity checking!