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    Cables for network teaming

    Not sure whether this is a wind up or not really, but apparently you can now get patch cables designed for teaming (i.e. have 3 or 4 connectors on each end).

    At the moment we are taping together 3 or 4 patch leads so we can see what goes where.

    If such a thing exists and my colleague isn't on a wind up - does anyone know where I can get them from?

    Cheers, Ed.

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    Sounds like an interesting idea as long as they don't carry a big price premium.

    (I just use cable ties)

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    Sounds like you need a bit of heat shrink, just make sure it's not too tight. If you squeeze the cable the datapath narrows and reduces your bandwidth.

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    You can buy preterminated cable bundles with patch panel modules on either end that just slot into mating patch panel frames. Hellerman Tyton (among others) make them. They're usually female-female though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Sounds like you need a bit of heat shrink, just make sure it's not too tight. If you squeeze the cable the datapath narrows and reduces your bandwidth.
    naa not heat shrink - use braid as it offers better support in corners and more flexible.

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    Sound engineers have been doing this for years with multicore cable. I've never seen any Cat5 equivalents, but they would be useful for getting through walls, I must admit...

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