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Questions tagged [patch-panel]

For questions about patch panel(s) in a wiring closet. It can either be RJ45, Fiber or RJ11 telecommunication. For instance, you are researching what kind of fiber you have in your patch panels at work.

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Physical labeling of switches and patch bays

This has to do with the physical install of network equipment, if there is a better place to ask please let me know. How do you physically label your switches and patch panels? I'm having trouble ...
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Why RJ45 8-Pin (Cross Connection) is used instead of Straight Connection between 2 computers or Network [duplicate]

I am kind of new in networking. I want to ask a question about a distinguishment of 2 connection- RJ45 8-Pin Straight Connection I am astonished why RJ45 8-Pin connection was configured from the ...
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Will Mode Conditioning Patch Cables help with this issue?

I have been having problems with a link flapping only when working with the AXM763 Module, but when I change 1G module it works without problems. Also there other 2 links with the same configuration ...
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What is a standard term that includes patch panels but is broader?

I work in network infrastructure documentation at a public university. In discussions with coworkers, I frequently need to refer to devices that connect cables end-to-end. These devices are usually ...
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To shield between patch panel and switch or not?

All network cables run from the outlets to the server room. They run next to power cables so it was decided to shield them. In the server room, they are going to be connected to a patch panel which ...
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RJ45 Patch Panel: Keystone module compatibility

I need to wire additional sockets on a patch panel. However, the keystone modules from the same manufacturer are out of stock. Are keystone modules standardized in terms of patch panel mounting, so ...
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How is this Patch Panel even working [closed]

I recently took a Jr. Developer position at a small company. I've been asked to solve a network issue at one of our remote warehouses (I'm the interim IT / Network guy). I did a little bit of Panduit ...
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Cat6 FTP shielding

I received a edexcel patch panel for a cat6 ftp cable, I was puzzled by the diagram. It shows I should cut away the foil. I am used to pulling the foil back and placing it under the bar clamp. Is it ...
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Why are patch panels used (instead of connecting directly to a switch)?

For example, at work, a network is made up of 10 workstations all connected to a switch through a patch panel. From my inexperienced opinion, it is extra cost that can be avoided; however, as I do ...
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Can you run serial, POE and HDbaseT through a patch panel?

Short question Can we run Serial, HDbaseT and POE through a patch panel ? The patch panel will also be serving the data network. Long question (with more background info) Ive got a patch panel ...
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Seperating patch panel and switch in different rooms [closed]

I am wiring a department in an enterprise environment with cat6 cabling. My server room will be in a separate room from the patch panel . All the wiring will be terminated at a patch panel at the ...
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Patch Panel Confusion [closed]

I am currently picking up a job that has been half completed! At present, there are five patch panels, four of which are dotted around the building connecting to offices. These have a fiber line ...
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Locating device with IP address

I have a list of old IP addresses of devices, they need to be switched to a new IP scheme. At each switch in the company there patch panels that patch to the switch. The patch panel is labeled with ...
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T-568A/B on the same cable

I'm helping my friend punch down all of the Cat5-e cable in his office. Some of it went to existing patch panel and some went directly into a switch. There are two patch panels, each was about half ...
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I need the functionality of a pair of patch panels but I don't want to run one cable per port

My needs will be met by two patch panels with dedicated copper running between them for each port. But I'm looking at a few hundred ports and I'd rather not have to run a few hundred cables. ...
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Best practice when it comes to cable management of optical fibers

We will rebuild our network in a few months and have installed a "network rack" with patch panels where our switches also will be mounted. We will have 96 10GE switch ports and 96 ports in the patch ...
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Where should I start when it comes to organizing my switches? [closed]

I inherited a bit of a mess. And I'm not all that experienced with cabling, so I was hoping to get some advice on where to start when it comes to organizing things. In the image, patch panels are ...
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How to connect to a POTS line via a 66 block?

Today I had a POTS line installed to my 66 block/DEMARC. I need to hook-up a phone for this line for my boss. I'm assuming I can just wire the appropriate patch cable into the 66 block, patch it to ...
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Is F/UTP cabling compatible with an STP patch panel?

I've been given the job of wiring up a small office network, and been given F/UTP CAT6 cable to work with. Is a patch panel describing itself as "STP" compatible with this cable? As I understand it,...
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What is the correct way to diagram a Patch Panel?

I am creating a network diagram for my local LAN. I would like to include a patch panel diagramming what physical location (office) each port goes to, as well as the devices in that office. I have ...
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Patch panel problem

We have a couple of ip cameras. The company who delivered those also made the UTP cables. They had them directly in the switch. I now changed it to go trough the patch pane, but i just can't get a few ...
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Small datacenter fiber management [closed]

I'm in the process of building out a small datacenter ( about 10 racks ) and it feels like the fiber connections for storage and 10G ethernet are really piling up. Does anyone have any products they'...
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Ethernet termination density per rack and space planning

I am in the process of designing the network for a new office space. To give a little bit of background... There will only be one network closet to start with potential for an IDF in the future. This ...