Connecting a photocopier to the network...
We want to connect a photocopier to the curriculum network, hopefully to cut down on printing costs.
This will involve running a cable from the switch cabinet in the ICT Suite to the adjacent room. We have had 2 quotes for the work - £200 and £260 - for 2 hours work max.:eek:
The site manager and I believe we can do it ourselves.:cool:
What I need to know is. . .can I connect directly to the switch in the cabinet without going through the patch panel? This would mean we can just get a cable made up with an RJ45 on each end and run the cable to the photocopier and connect it directly.
I know this will not be the most attractive solution, nor the most professional, but it will be the cheapest.
Will it work? Do I need to request anything special for the cable - twisted or something?
Any help appreciated.:D