cabling, RJ45 outlets and patch panels

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 Question by Boris Sukak posted 17 Dec 2003
 cabling, RJ45 outlets and patch panels
Hi

I was wondering if this project is possible. From a "switch" with "straight through cable", to a RJ45 outlet which runs along to another room by CAT5e to another "RJ45 jack/outlet" then again to "straight through cable" to the computer. All cable is CAT5e
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 28 Jan 2004
Dear Boris,

This sounds like a valid scheme as per "transition point" model of the cabling channel. Please note that it limits the combined length of the cables due to the fact that (1) you increase amount of terminations; (2) you excessively use stranded conductor cable that patch cords are made from. By the standard stranded cable is allowed to have 20% worse attenuation than solid one.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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