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cat-6 cabling
clam15 Jun-18-02 02:33 AM
i came across some cat-6 cables and a switch with a 1000mb-port. i would have to patch the cable. their are 8 wires and i need to know the proper sequence of the wires. i wired it using the 568b standard but there is no connection in the 1000mb-port, but in the 10/100mb-port there is a connection. i used a cat-5 plug, would that have to do with anything as well? i know currently there is no official standard for the cat-6 yet, but then, why are there companies selling cat-6 cables? (that's a rhetorical question by the way) any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

1. RE: cat-6 cabling
lbyard Jun-18-02 03:08 AM
In response to message 0
Are you referring to the uplink port? I have not seen a 1000 MHz (which is equivalent to 1000 Mbs for you purists out there) switch. I think/presume the wiring is the same as a 100 MHz switch. http://duxcw.com/faq/network/uplink.htm should provide some insight. Larry

2. RE: cat-6 cabling
clam15 Jun-18-02 04:12 PM
In response to message 1
the switch i have is an OvisLink FSH16G. it has 16 10/100base-tx ports (one of these ports can be used as an uplink) and 2 1000base-tx gigabit copper based ports. the port i'm referring to is the 1000base gigabit port. i plan to connect my servers to these two ports. a standard cat-5 cable can not be used with this port. i tried it, and it didn't work. i need to know what kind of wires i would need.

3. RE: cat-6 cabling
Twinhead Jun-18-02 04:26 PM
In response to message 2
Should be obvious!

An 1000base-tx port sould only be used with another 1000base-tx port.
it is ment for Cascading two or more OvisLink's and / or use with a Server who has a 1000base-tx compliant NIC.

Cat-6 is usable, but only for short distances.
(No longer than three Metric meters)
Try to obtain some STP cable. (Shielded Twisted Pair)
Be sure to use a Crosscable to cascade two or more OvisLink's.
A Straight thru is used between the Server and one port.


5. RE: cat-6 cabling
lbyard Jun-18-02 09:30 PM
In response to message 3
The specs say those gigabit ports can be connected to other gigabit ports with CAT 5 (and thus CAT 5e/"6") cable for up to 100 meters. But, as I said, I have no first-hand experience yet with gigabit hardware. Also, believe some boxes from other manufacturers come with 1000/100/10 auto-negotiate ports. However, I do not see that in the specs for this switch. Larry

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