+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Wireless Networks Thread, Network Sockets - anything to stop damage? in Technical; The amount of sockets we've had damaged this year is unbelievable! Mostly from careless staff rather than students (which surprised ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but in a school ;o)
    Posts
    522
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    The amount of sockets we've had damaged this year is unbelievable! Mostly from careless staff rather than students (which surprised me).

    Does anyone know of anything like a cage or cover that we can put over our sockets to stop the darlings ripping the things out?

  2. #2
    Guest

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Whos doing your cabling? Could be they are using cheap outlets.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but in a school ;o)
    Posts
    522
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Nah, they're pretty robust sockets... the problem comes when kids just get disruptive and rip them out, or teachers just happen "not to notice the bright yellow cable and pull it, thinking it's loose" (their version of 'pull' is my version of 'rip it out')

    Please don't suggest I glue them in - I've just discovered that the old Music/Art Laserjet that you glued the cable into the socket is now broken!! ;-)

  4. #4
    Guest

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    LOL That weren't me. Only ever glued mouse ball in and screws PCs to desks

  5. #5
    richard
    Guest

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    How about this from Videk :Tamperproof Cat.5E 4030 Faceplate

    linky

    You'll need to scroll down the page to view it.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but in a school ;o)
    Posts
    522
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    LOL That weren't me. Only ever glued mouse ball in and screws PCs to desks
    Interesting... your name was mentioned as being the one who did it by Neil Davison...........

    I wonder who is the real culprit :?:

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but in a school ;o)
    Posts
    522
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    How about this from Videk :Tamperproof Cat.5E 4030 Faceplate

    linky

    You'll need to scroll down the page to view it.
    Blimey... that's expensive... but I might suggest it to our cable guy for the next full room he does for us...

  8. #8
    Guest

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    LOL That weren't me. Only ever glued mouse ball in and screws PCs to desks
    Interesting... your name was mentioned as being the one who did it by Neil Davison...........

    I wonder who is the real culprit :?:
    Oh that one yes that was me. But then Neil IIRC bust the in-built printserver connection by moving the printer without unplugging it :P

  9. #9
    Guest

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    How about this from Videk :Tamperproof Cat.5E 4030 Faceplate

    linky

    You'll need to scroll down the page to view it.
    Blimey... that's expensive... but I might suggest it to our cable guy for the next full room he does for us...
    They may seem expensive but they are the full 4 port outlet, not just the cover.

    More info page 12

    http://www.connectix.co.uk/v2/pdfs/cat_2k.pdf

  10. #10
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    30

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    I sometimes just terminate a socket inside the patchett [no idea of the spelling there hehe] and ....hmmm - the short story is all they see is a blanking plate hehe so they cant pull it out

    Might try to get a picture at some point to explain.

    Nath.

  11. #11

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    3,138
    Thank Post
    65
    Thanked 424 Times in 319 Posts
    Rep Power
    169

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Not sure if you can get them for network points but you CAN get bars that fit between the screws on telephony faceplates to stop phones being unplugged. They may not solve all of your problems, but might help.

  12. #12


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,715
    Thank Post
    288
    Thanked 789 Times in 616 Posts
    Rep Power
    226

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    How about this from Videk :Tamperproof Cat.5E 4030 Faceplate
    I ordered something similar a while ago just to have a look. With the one I got, you can _almost_ (enough to make the link dodgy) pull the cable out by brute force.

  13. #13
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    5,007
    Thank Post
    124
    Thanked 286 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    109

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    How about this from Videk :Tamperproof Cat.5E 4030 Faceplate
    I ordered something similar a while ago just to have a look. With the one I got, you can _almost_ (enough to make the link dodgy) pull the cable out by brute force.
    So what you are saying is they are tamper resistant and not indeed tamper proof

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    66

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Maybe a silly suggestion, but as it's easier/cheaper to stick a new end onto a patch cable than it is to keep replacing sockets, why not snap the small plastic tab off of the RJ45 plug on the end of the patch cable which goes into the wall socket. The plug will still remain firmly in the socket in normal circumstances but fly out easily when pulled...

  15. #15
    fooby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    351
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Network Sockets - anything to stop damage?

    Sorry to be Captain Obvious...


    But why use sockets?
    What we do here is get the trunking with the backbox in the trunking then use - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...239&doy=search on the top with a 1.5 mtr cable running out to the PC.


    See the attachment (courtesy of ms paint ) for a clear'er idea.

    fooby

    P.S this is loads cheaper too!
    Attached Images Attached Images



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2nd November 2007, 09:55 PM
  2. Stop network adapter registering with DNS
    By saundersmatt in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th September 2007, 08:41 AM
  3. Damage Report
    By alan-d in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26th September 2007, 11:44 AM
  4. Damage to PC's
    By CHIT in forum General Chat
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 14th August 2007, 11:18 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th October 2006, 11:00 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •