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Networks RJ45 faceplates

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Atomic, 9 Oct 2015.

  1. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    I'm redecorating the front room and running some new plug spurs so it's the ideal time to put in some wired networking.

    I don't need cat6 as my current house isn't a 'forever house' so not looking for top quality kit either.

    I've added cable runs to punch panels before for work so am happy with the technical aspect of this, but never had to the procure supplies.

    Can anyone recommend a decent place to get the following:

    • 1x 50m (minimum) cat5 reel
    • 1x Quad RJ54 faceplate
    • 1x Dual RJ54 faceplate
    • 2x Single RJ54 faceplate

    Currently looking at the following as they are easy to procure:

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/philex-data-cable-cat-5e-utp-50m-beige/10218
    http://cpc.farnell.com/1/1/78999-tuk-fj445-faceplate-rj45-angled-4-port.html
    http://cpc.farnell.com/tuk/fjp2/5e-double-port-faceplate/dp/CS25166
    http://cpc.farnell.com/tuk/fjl1/5e-single-port-faceplate/dp/CS25165
     
  2. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    I did mine last year, I got my stuff The Networking Store. I got faceplates that can be loaded with jacks like this:

    http://www.network-cabling.co.uk/store/index.php/cat6-modules-faceplates-standard-cat6-module-c-329_335_336

    Looking at your links I am not sure whether your face plates have separate module jacks, the faceplates and jacks in my link above are modular. It was my first time installing and crimping network cables, as I feared I I destroyed at least a couple of jacks before I got the hang of it but I bought a few extra jacks anticipating this. The modular system means that you more easily crimp the cable to the jacks individually before attaching to the faceplate. Each of my faceplates is single gang and has 3 ports, I think you can get face plates and modules that allow you to conform to various configurations, you can cover unpopulated slots with a blanking plate. I would recommend checking for a modular system for these reasons. Cable testing tool is also invaluable.
     
  3. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I normally always go with keystone jacks - they are far easier to terminate (especially the tool-less ones), and if you want to add something in the future, you just buy a wall plate with more holes.

    That being said, the ones you linked look OK - just triple check your color code before punching anything down, as they generally aren't designed for multiple attempts.
     
  4. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I've just bought a single face plate and back box off eBay. Total £3.50 for both delivered. Don't forget back boxes for yours. I like the angled quad ones.
     

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