Free Webinar: Selecting the Best Cable For The Job
Sep 23, 2021

Free Webinar: Selecting the Best Cable For The Job

Are you a gamer looking to install a network to better stream 4k & HDR content? Or maybe you’re a new network technician...
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T568a vs T568b, Which to Use
Sep 09, 2021

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...
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How To: Terminate an Unshielded Pass Through RJ45 Connector
Jul 30, 2021

How To: Terminate an Unshielded Pass Through RJ45 Connector

Termination means to attach something to the raw end of the cable so it can be plugged into something else...
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Slaying the Dragon: RJ45 Termination of Cat6 Shielded Direct Burial Ethernet
Apr 09, 2021

Slaying the Dragon: RJ45 Termination of Cat6 Shielded Direct Burial Ethernet

If you want the biggest challenge of all when terminating Ethernet cable, then take on our Cat6 Shielded Direct Burial cable and...
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How To: Terminating a Cat5e Standard Push On Unshielded RJ45 Connector
Nov 20, 2020

How To: Terminating a Cat5e Standard Push On Unshielded RJ45 Connector

This combined video and written blog will show you how to put on one of the most challenging styles of...
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How To:  Terminating a Cat6-6A Standard Load Bar Unshielded RJ45 Connector
Nov 05, 2020

How To: Terminating a Cat6-6A Standard Load Bar Unshielded RJ45 Connector

This combined video and written blog will show you how to put on one of the most easy to terminate...
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What Does a Bad Termination Look Like?
Oct 08, 2020

What Does a Bad Termination Look Like?

What makes an Ethernet cable termination bad?  Excessive untwist of the twisted pair conductors? Crossed wires? Nicked conductors? Bad electrical contact? Some...
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What Does Fluke Tested Mean?
Sep 20, 2020

What Does Fluke Tested Mean?

When testing your Ethernet network, you have a few options. The Fluke Networks Versiv CableAnalyzer is the gold standard of...
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Copper Clad Aluminum vs Copper: The Ultimate Test
Aug 28, 2020

Copper Clad Aluminum vs Copper: The Ultimate Test

If you read my previous blog, then you know that Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) is bad...very bad. Industry and regulatory...
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