Making a network cable the right way
A recent network troubleshooting led to a faulty cable which was made by our client. Here are some common mistakes we have seen when our clients running/making/terminating their own network cables.
- T568B standard was not followed
- Not all 4 pairs were used
- CAT5 cables were still used
- Cables were not properly tested after being terminated
- Plenum cables were not used when running cables above ceiling