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Obey the Bend, Calculating Wire Bend Radius

Obey the Bend, Calculating Wire Bend Radius

A long time ago when I was first running Ethernet cabling, I was told by an older installer that the best way to determine how much you could bend a cable was with a DVD/CD. This was wise advice that I still follow today.
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Ethernet vs WiFi, Is Wiring your Network Worth It?

Ethernet vs WiFi, Is Wiring your Network Worth It?

We want everything to just work, with minimal effort.  This is understandable and a very human attribute. Our modern society has driven this desire for convenience into many areas…single-serve coffee makers, fast food, and now Internet access.

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Top 2 Things to Consider When Running Ethernet and Power Cable

Top 2 Things to Consider When Running Ethernet and Power Cable

Have you ever wondered the effects of running Ethernet cable next to power cable? How do you make your install safe? And how do you avoid data loss?
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Into the Great Outdoors:  Running Ethernet Cable Outside

Into the Great Outdoors: Running Ethernet Cable Outside

Direct burial rated means the cable jacket is thicker and therefore tough. It can withstand burial into the ground, either directly or inside conduit. Further, direct burial CMX cable provides additional waterproofing
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ETL Listed Mark: ETL vs UL

ETL Listed Mark: ETL vs UL

When you're wiring a home or business for network access, it’s not the speed of the network that’s most important — it’s the safety of the product.
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The Difference Between Cat6 vs Cat6A Ethernet Cable

The Difference Between Cat6 vs Cat6A Ethernet Cable

It is often asked “Is Cat6A cable better than Cat6?” Strictly speaking based on performance, and all else being equal, the answer is “yes.” This does not mean that Cat6A is a better choice.
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Check Your Specs, CCA is Different from Solid Copper

Check Your Specs, CCA is Different from Solid Copper

If you have shopped for Ethernet data cabling recently, you have probably noticed what appears to be a good value in what is known as Copper Clad Aluminum or CCA cable. What is not to like? Plenty, rest assured.
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Facts About Ethernet Cable Jacket Ratings

Facts About Ethernet Cable Jacket Ratings

An Ethernet data cable has an outer sheath protecting the interior wires called a jacket.  This jacket can come in many variations designed for different applications.
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Selecting the Correct Connector

Selecting the Correct Connector

All Ethernet cable must be terminated at both ends. One way is to use a RJ45 connector...
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Shielded vs Unshielded Cable

Shielded vs Unshielded Cable

Many people installing data networking cable wonder if standard unshielded cable (UTP) is good enough...
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Evolution of Ethernet Cables

Evolution of Ethernet Cables

Think About Future Needs When Comparing Cat5e vs. Cat6 Ethernet Cables...

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