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 Question by Andrew Hawkins posted 17 Mar 2006
I would like to know if there are standard design principles for laying out cables in a patch cabinet. I have a modem, a router and a couple of hubs but I dont know how best to organise the cable in order to make understandable at-a-glance.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 17 Mar 2006
Dear Andrew,

There is not a standard for htis situation but the use of different color patch cords will certainly help you or anyone else down the line in troubleshooting a particular circuit.

i.e. as an example
Modem to router - Grey
Router to Hub - Red
Hub to station - Blue
Hub to Hub - Yellow
Hub to printer - White

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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