Extending Network Wire


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Old 06-28-04, 06:54 AM
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Extending Network Wire

I want to move my ethernet jack to a different location in the room. I was wondering if I could splice off the existing Cat5 wire to extend it, without running a whole new wire?
 
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Old 06-28-04, 08:53 AM
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You're better off just making a long LAN cable to go from your PC to your jack. Data doesn't like splices.
 
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Old 06-28-04, 10:23 AM
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I've done it before and it worked ok. It was even a long run which would have required alot of snaking for a new wire. I used the regular fittings to splice it together, in case I changed my mind later. If it was a professional job, I'd run a new wire (it would be hard to troubleshoot later if you didnt know the splice was there). If its my own house, I'd splice it and if it had problems I'd then replace the wire.

Edit: This is just to extend the cable by adding length to it and not to splice it (i.e. 2 plugs on one cable).
 

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Old 06-28-04, 10:57 AM
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Well, if you do splice it, only use the gel-filled beans. For inline splices, I like the in-line splicers by Lucent. But once again, I recommend never splicing data.
 
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Old 06-28-04, 11:02 AM
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splicing is not standards complient

how I would do it :

I would leave existing jack where is

I would run cable to new location

Terminite both ends of new cable to jack"s plug workstation inot one end plug patch cord into the other end then into the existing jack

or as the earlier poster suggested use a 25 or 50 patch cord to go around the room (cover in wiremold or fish the walls depending on construction and neatness level necesary)
 
 

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