In the networking world, Internet cable and LAN cable are the two frequently used terms. They are cables used to connect networking devices like computers, network switches or routers for transferring data. These cables are essentially the carrier or media through which data flows. So are they the same things? Here focuses on Internet cable […]
RJ45 Cat5e cable, How to Crimp It?
When running network patch cable through a home, it’s more cost-effective to use bulk cable and terminate the ends by yourselves. Because this offers users the flexibility to cut out a required length, whether very short or very long. On the other hand, if one needs to route 50ft Ethernet cable upstairs through a closet […]
ANSI/TIA-568.2-D Copper Cabling Standards Basis
Though fiber optic cables with higher bandwidths are becoming more popular, copper cabling is not retired now, since it has good conductivity and heat resistant with less cost. It’s widely used in horizontal cabling and PoE applications. Copper cabling installation is not as easy as thought. IT persons should follow the cabling standards made by […]
Cat6 vs Cat7 vs Cat8 Cable: What’s the Difference?
“I want to install data cables for my newly-built house. However, I have no idea which cable I should choose when speaking of Cat6 vs Cat7 vs Cat8. If I use Cat8 cable, is it possible to use it with standard Cat7 connector? Can someone help me? Thanks in advance!” As we know, Ethernet cable […]
Crossover Cable vs Ethernet Cable: What’s the Difference？
Crossover Cable vs Ethernet Cable Ethernet patch cable is normally divided into crossover cable and straight through cable by different networking applications. Straight through cable is a type of common network cable and is widely used, while crossover cable is a special Ethernet cable type. Therefore, when doing a comparison of crossover cable vs Ethernet cable, […]
How Much Do You Know About PoE?
People’s increasing demand for more data traffic and higher data speed promotes the evolution of communication technology. The size of data center becomes larger and cabling system becomes more complicated. Recently, home network deployment springs up and a new network technology becomes a hot spot topic—PoE (Power over Ethernet). How much do you know about […]