[Q] What are some common uses for Cat5e ethernet cable?
[A] There are many uses for Cat5e ethernet cable, one of
the most common would be for premise wiring. In order to set
up a typical network, you must first provide connectivity in
all of the rooms and various locations that you want to provide
access. In most cases, there will be a central location where
all of the connections originate from, and this will generally
be where the server or other equipment will be located as well.
To handle to massive load of connections, many server rooms
will have large racks containing patch panels, switches, hubs,
and various other control systems for the network. Smaller cables
are needed in great numbers in order to make all of the local
connections between all of the equipment in that room. In each
office space, cubicle or individual room, there will be a wall
plate with a jack to allow you to connect the computers to the
network. You will need a Cat5e patch cable to connect each computer
to the wall plate.
Cat5e ethernet cable can used in various lengths in the home
networking environment as well. For example, if you have a high
speed internet connection, such as DSL or Cable, you will have
a modem supplied to you by the service provider. This high-speed
modem will, in most cases, have and ethernet connection
as the output to your computer. You can verify this by looking
for the RJ45 jack on the back of the device. An RJ45 jack will
be an 8-pin jack that looks similar to a telephone jack, just
a bit wider. You have two choices on how you will use the high
speed modem. You can connect the modem directly to the computer
using a CAT 5e patch cable, or you can connect the high speed
modem to a router, using a CAT 5e patch cable. Then, each individual
computer you want to have high speed internet can be connected
to the router using a CAT 5e patch cable. You can also use CAT
5e ethernet patch cables to connect a wireless router to your
high speed modem, in order to provide connectivity to areas
that you cannot run a hard line.
There are many customer applications that are in a constant state of development. Many new low-voltage uses for CAT 5 Cable are being discovered everyday.
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