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Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-05-18, 10:25 PM
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Posted By GregS
Look in the returns bin at your favourite...

Look in the returns bin at your favourite electronics stores for the powerline networking options. Usually returned by people who couldn't get them to work in their houses. The devices are extremely...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Left to right, nib pointing down: WG G ...

Left to right, nib pointing down:

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WB
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Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
The nib is the little piece that sticks out from...

The nib is the little piece that sticks out from the mod plug.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
You more than likely punched them down...

You more than likely punched them down incorrectly or crimped them incorrectly.

cat6 connectors will have a split level in them to futher seperate the pairs. 4 conductors go up, and 4 go down....
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Should be fine. They have 992 feet to do the job...

Should be fine. They have 992 feet to do the job with too.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Yes, it would be on the cold side of the vapour...

Yes, it would be on the cold side of the vapour barrier on exterior walls.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-04-11, 01:56 PM
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Posted By GregS
Logic would suggest that you would do it prior to...

Logic would suggest that you would do it prior to insulation and vapour, otherwise you are pulling out insulation and cutting vapour barrier.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-25, 02:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Yes, cat6 typically has a spine down the middle...

Yes, cat6 typically has a spine down the middle to keep the pairs apart and reduce Near End Cross Talk (NEXT)
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
This is not something that would be sold through...

This is not something that would be sold through places like that. It's about $1500 USD.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Actually that's a good point. If you can adjust...

Actually that's a good point. If you can adjust your packet size to something larger for TCP traffic, then you'll have less ACKs to wait for.

And a larger buffer in the gig switches can help too....
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Yes. Networks cards in PCs are usually the...

Yes. Networks cards in PCs are usually the cheapest solution available.

'in the old days' we used to spec hardware interupt based cards so they don't rely upon the CPU so much to drive traffic....
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Yes, but why would you?

Yes, but why would you?
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Exactly. Who knows? We have to run cabling near...

Exactly. Who knows? We have to run cabling near electrical wire all the time. And this is usually when having to span between floors. See a picture of one we did just last week.


If I were to...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
The pictures you show of the installed cable are...

The pictures you show of the installed cable are acceptable. They cross power lines at roughly 90 degrees.

As RDG is saying, the method you use for testing speed isn't really reliable or...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
You can email me directly with any questions...

You can email me directly with any questions regarding our services.

www.phand.ca
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
If we are doing the home during construction, we...

If we are doing the home during construction, we do not use cold air returns.

If we are adding wiring post construction and the walls are closed up, one method may be to use a cold air return to...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Your brother in law is mixed up. cat5e is...

Your brother in law is mixed up.

cat5e is rated 350 Mega-Hertz, MHz. Not mega-bits.

cat5e does gigabit just fine. We just finished an office with 323 runs of cat5e all for gigabit use.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Punching down stranded cable is unreliable....

Punching down stranded cable is unreliable. Reason being is that you have multiple strands of wire that are much thinner than a solid 23g piece of copper. You end up with it not fitting right because...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-03, 10:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
We have many times. Our coverage area is Ontario....

We have many times. Our coverage area is Ontario. However the further away from Halton we go, the more it costs of course.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-02, 10:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Good luck reliably punching that down :) ...

Good luck reliably punching that down :)

This is one of the many reasons I stopped allowing clients to supply their own cabling for us to install. 90% of the time it's the wrong stuff or not...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-02, 12:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Based on the description it is cat5. But as I...

Based on the description it is cat5. But as I stated, it would have had to be sitting around for many many years since it is near impossible to buy cat5 anymore.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-02, 10:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
You are correct. cat5e is 350Mhz. Not that...

You are correct. cat5e is 350Mhz.

Not that colour should make a difference, however the only gray cat5 I ever saw came through cheap Chinese computer stores who didn't know or care what they sold....
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-03-01, 10:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
Unless whomever installed the cabling in the...

Unless whomever installed the cabling in the first place had a box of cat5 (no e) sitting around for the last 8 years, I highly doubt it is cat5 (no e). You cannot buy cat5 (no e) unless you want to...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2011-02-28, 09:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By GregS
They should be fastened somewhere along the line....

They should be fastened somewhere along the line.

And why would you want to replace them?
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