Hardware Thread, Cables for network teaming in Technical; Not sure whether this is a wind up or not really, but apparently you can now get patch cables designed ...
22nd November 2010, 11:13 AM #1
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?
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22nd November 2010, 03:14 PM #2
Sounds like an interesting idea as long as they don't carry a big price premium.
(I just use cable ties)
22nd November 2010, 03:39 PM #3
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.
22nd November 2010, 04:12 PM #4
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.
22nd November 2010, 04:15 PM #5
naa not heat shrink - use braid as it offers better support in corners and more flexible.
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
23rd November 2010, 10:39 AM #6
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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