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Should We Choose Punch Down or Feedthrough Patch Panel?

RJ45 patch panels provide a useful solution for cable management in data centers and other high-density environments. In the market, two types are offered like punch down and feedthrough patch panel. But consumers often find it’s difficult to make a decision on which one is better. This article is going to help your dilemma. Punch Down Patch Panel Punch down types are available in Cat5e or Cat6 patch panel. On the front plate, RJ45 ports (usually 24 ports) are used to directly connect Ethern...
Posted on March 1, 2017 By FS.COM
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Use 28AWG Cable to Optimize Your Network

Most people use copper patch cord with 24AWG copper conductors today. AWG, short for American Wire Gauge, is an index which shows the cross-sectional area of a round wire. But 24AWG cable arouse many challenges like the limited space for management and restricted airflow. So 28AWG wire is introduced. This article will introduce 28AWG cable to deal with those challenges. Slim 28AWG Ethernet Cable The larger the gauge, the slimmer the Ethernet patch cable. 28AWG Ethernet cable is obviously t...
Posted on February 2, 2017 By FS.COM
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How to Choose Cables for Power Over Ethernet?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows network cables to carry electrical current to power devices rather than by power cords. From late 1990’s, PoE has been widely used since it’s a reliable and cost-effective solution to provide both data and power over a single cable. Then what kind of PoE cable is suitable for your PoE devices? The following content will tell you how to choose Ethernet cables for Power over Ethernet. Power Over Ethernet Standards Power over Ethernet allo...
Posted on January 18, 2017 By FS.COM
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Running 10GBASE-T Over Cat6 vs Cat6a vs Cat7 Cabling?

The demands for high bandwidth keep increasing as the video and multimedia gain a large popularity among end users. The data rate of 1Gbps is gradually growing to 10Gbps. The Cat5e patch cables used to support 1Gbps network are no longer enough for 10Gbps, which calls for new specifications of twisted pair copper cabling. Ethernet cable with higher bandwidth such as Cat6 cable, Cat6a cable and Cat7 cables are introduced for high-speed applications of 10GBASE-T. Here comes some questions—What’s t...
Posted on January 4, 2017 By FS.COM
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Patch Cable vs. Crossover Cable: What Is the Difference?

Despite advances in wireless technologies, many computer networks still rely on cables as a physical medium for devices to transfer data. Several standard types of network cable exist, including coaxial cable, twisted pair cable, USB cable, crossover cable, Ethernet patch cable, fiber optic cable, etc. Among these different types of network cable, many people may be unfamiliar with the patch cable and crossover cable. In fact, patch cable and crossover cable are two types of Ethernet cable, and ...
Posted on December 27, 2016 By FS.COM
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Solid or Stranded Conductor Cable, Which to Choose?

The development of global economy has brought the world closer and closer. And this connection owes to Ethernet cables–one of the most important connectivity devices. Ethernet cables are used to connect PC, switches and routers to transmit and receive data. To build reliable connection, it’s important to select the suitable cables for specific applications. So this article will guide you how to choose appropriate cable categories from the side of cable structure–solid conductor or stranded condu...
Posted on December 21, 2016 By FS.COM
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Cat6a Shielded vs. Unshielded: Which Is Better?

Cat6a patch cables are gaining popularity as users are demanding ever higher bandwidth and network speeds. It has matured into our every day use, and ranked as the cable of choice to get 10 Gigabit Ethernet for users of VoIP, CCTV, and other data networks. However, the debate concerning selecting Cat6a shielded vs. unshielded cable is heated up these days. What’s the differences between Cat6a shielded vs. unshielded? What’s their merits and drawbacks? The answer is right in this article. Cat6...
Posted on November 2, 2016 By FS.COM
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How to Select the Suitable Copper Patch Panel?

In the data center, copper patch panel is an ideal method to create a flexible, reliable and tidy cabling system. Today, various styles of copper patch panels can be found in the market, such as shielded or unshielded patch panel, flat or angled patch panel, etc. And the configurations can also be different from numbers of ports, such as 12-port, 24-port, 48-port patch panel, etc. So how to select the most suitable one for your applications? What Is Copper Patch Panel? Copper patch panel is ...
Posted on October 26, 2016 By FS.COM
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Home Ethernet Wiring Guide: How to Get a Wired Home Network?

When moving to a new house, most people would likely to choose Wi-Fi to get the network as laying cable in the house is too complicated and makes the room messy. But the wired network is faster and secure for internet access, file sharing, media streaming, online gaming and other things. So comparatively, the wired network is better than the wireless. Then how to wire Ethernet cable? Check the following paragraphs for your home Ethernet wiring. Things to Know Before Starting the Home Ethernet...
Posted on October 11, 2016 By FS.COM