Re: cat 6 installati
05-17-2011 05:44:30 AM
Sure, given you have the CAT6 cable, CAT6 RJ45 ends, and CAT6 wall plates, and at least the CAT6 cable is ran, the tech shouldn't have any issue using the CAT6
If the tech asks about the Coax or begins to use the Coax, tell the tech you want to use the CAT6 instead and he should be able to set it up over the CAT6
Thanks for the input mikedamirault. I always wondered if they premise techs would use CAT6 and figured they might as long as the customer supplied all the cable, connectors and other materials. Not sure if you are saying the tech will run the cable or it should be run ahead of time? I've read where Cat6 cable is very unforgiving when making sharp bends/turns and you can break, or downgrade, the solid core wire internally and not even know it.
I also wondered if the same tools/crimpers are used for installing the CAT6 RJ45 end connectors as used in installing CAT5e RJ45 connectors?
Thanks ahead of time.
BTW, I've used monoprice before in purchasing cables (HDMI, Toslink optical, etc.) and seems like the cables are very good quality with real low prices. They also have bulk Cat6 cable/connectors as can be seen here.