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Powerline Ethernet Adapters vs Ethernet

Powerline Ethernet Adapters vs Ethernet

Simplicity. It’s something most of us strive for these days, especially as more and more technology connects to the internet. Everyone is looking for ways to streamline the deployment process and one device, the Powerline Ethernet Adapter (PEA), is helping make the dream a reality.
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Kansas City Warehouse Now Open!

Kansas City Warehouse Now Open!

Installer schedules are tight and often depend on businesses being open and contractors being on time. Late delivery can totally knock a job off balance. You need a partner reliable enough to bank your installs on. Our new warehouse in Kansas City can ensure you receive your order on time!
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Top 5 Things to Consider When Running Ethernet Cable

Top 5 Things to Consider When Running Ethernet Cable

So, you want to wire up a network with Ethernet cable. You figure you need Ethernet cable, connectors of some type, a couple of tools and a trip to a local store or online shop. All ready to go, right? Well not quite. Unless you have previous experience and the necessary tools.
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Nathan Gulledge Joins trueCABLE

Nathan Gulledge Joins trueCABLE

You’ll find Nathan Gulledge out on the floor of trueCABLE’s new warehouse. He’ll be the first to tell you that he’s not one for sitting in his office. Even before hiring his team or receiving much inventory, he did a daily Gemba walk of the empty warehouse floor. He attests to the Gemba principle that real improvements must be done on the warehouse floor and not from an office.
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T568a vs T568b, Which to Use

T568a vs T568b, Which to Use

Data cabling, it can be confusing sometimes. If you are just getting started on your network, or if you need to rewire some things, trying to determine what standard you should use or what type of cable to purchase can be a daunting. Standard TIA\EIA-568 sets the standard for how to match twisted pair wires to a plug or socket.
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When Should I Replace Ethernet Cable?

When Should I Replace Ethernet Cable?

Anyone who has installed Ethernet cabling has likely had to remove older runs, especially if you do it for a living. The short answer to the question, “When should I replace Ethernet cable?” is: When the old cable will no longer perform the function required of it. A simple answer? Sure, but there are core reasons why a replacement should occur.
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Ethernet Cable Lingo

Ethernet Cable Lingo

Often people who install Ethernet cable use terms they expect others that are “in the know” to understand. What about the average human? Typically the lingo is nothing more than liberal use of acronyms. This article will cover the physical cabling lingo and not get into the general networking lingo.
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Don Schultz Joins trueCABLE

Don Schultz Joins trueCABLE

Don Schultz, trueCABLE Technical Sales Representative and blog author, is a regular guy with some extraordinary smarts when it comes to all things related to data networking. Don has officially been part of the trueCABLE team since June 2019. If you’ve messaged through live chat or called with a technical question, then you’ve probably spoken to Don.
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Just What is NBASE-T?

Just What is NBASE-T?

Our data driven world is demanding more and more speed as intelligent software makes our lives easier. NBASE-T is part of the IEEE 802.3bz specification, recently approved in 2016. The specification allows for 2.5 Gbp/s speed over unshielded (UTP) Cat5e Ethernet cable and 5.0 Gbp/s over unshielded (UTP) Cat6 cable.
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The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

When planning your network, keep in mind that the slowest piece of hardware in your network will determine your overall experience. For this article, we will focus on how Ethernet cabling can help speed up or slow down your experience and what you can do about it.
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The Power of PoE

The Power of PoE

PoE is an acronym for “Power Over Ethernet”. PoE technology allows two services to be combined utilizing a single network cable. The first of the services being furnished is DC power, and in return the ability to power various IP-enabled devices. The second service is data, simultaneously carried to these devices.
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What does 10/100/1000 Base-T mean?

What does 10/100/1000 Base-T mean?

Today let’s talk about speed. Not the speed of light, or how fast a car can go around a racetrack. We are going to discuss the speed of data or bandwidth. All networks are built around speed standards and the one we are interested in today is 10/100/1000.
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