[Q] Can I join lengths of Cat5 using an RJ45 coupler?
[A] Yes. Joining two or more lengths of Cat5 cable using
an RJ45 coupler will work just fine, but it should be
considered a temporary solution to whatever connectivity issue
required the use of it in the first place. The more "connection
points" that you have in a cable, or in a network for that
matter, provide additional points where signal loss can occur.
If you must join Cat5 cable using a coupler, make sure
to rectify the problem with a proper length cable as soon as
possible to restore maximum performance to the device using
it should be noted that if you are operating a (speed) certified
network, you are not going to be allowed to have any coupled
repair points in the network to begin with. If you absolutely
must have a temporary run of cable using a coupler, be sure
to mark it in an obvious manner so that it does not get overlooked
use of couplers should always be considered an emergency measure,
such as when a cable is accidentally severed and the cable cannot
be immidiately replaced. In such an instance, a new run of cable
should be made as soon as possible to avoid loss of signal and
joining cable with couplers when possible.
5 Cable company offers Cat5 / Cat5e patch and crossover cables in 9 different colors in any custom
length up to 328 feet.
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between CAT 5 and CAT 5e cable?