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Does such a thing exist? I'm finishing up remodeling my basement, and I've got a bunch of Cat-5 wires coming out of a junction box in the wall. It would be less messy if I had a hub to which the wires could just be attached directly rather than having to make room for all the RJ45 plugs. Thanks, Dan -- Daniel E. Sabath, M.D., Ph.D. University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine http://www.labmed.washington.edu...

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    Default Hub without RJ45 plugs?

    Does such a thing exist? I'm finishing up remodeling my basement, and
    I've got a bunch of Cat-5 wires coming out of a junction box in the
    wall. It would be less messy if I had a hub to which the wires could
    just be attached directly rather than having to make room for all the
    RJ45 plugs.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    --
    Daniel E. Sabath, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
    http://www.labmed.washington.edu
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    In article <dsabath-DA0AB2.10475225042004localhost>,
    "Daniel E. Sabath" <fm> wrote:
     

    Do you mean patch panels as in
    <http://www.cablesnmor.com/rj45-patch-panel.html> for example?

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    Daniel E. Sabath wrote:
     

    Definitely a patch panel. Then you can connect any ports in the house with an
    rj45 jumper, or you can put a switch down there and run each cable to a port on
    the switch (with a jumper). it's very neat and very flexible.

    Steve

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    In article <ash.giganews.com>,
    Tom Stiller <net> wrote:
     
    >
    > Do you mean patch panels as in
    > <http://www.cablesnmor.com/rj45-patch-panel.html> for example?[/ref]

    The problem I see with the patch panel is that you will still need an
    ethernet cable going from the panel to the hub, correct? The same thing
    can be accomplished by going to Home Depot and getting a couple of
    6-outlet wall plates and putting 6 Cat5 outlets in them.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Dan

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    University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
    http://www.labmed.washington.edu
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    In article <u.washington.edu>,
    "Daniel E. Sabath" <fm> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > Do you mean patch panels as in
    > > <http://www.cablesnmor.com/rj45-patch-panel.html> for example?[/ref]
    >
    > The problem I see with the patch panel is that you will still need an
    > ethernet cable going from the panel to the hub, correct? The same thing
    > can be accomplished by going to Home Depot and getting a couple of
    > 6-outlet wall plates and putting 6 Cat5 outlets in them.
    >[/ref]

    As far as I know, no one makes a hub or switch with punch down
    connections, probably because there's no demand for it. Most
    installations I know of terminate their runs in a patch panel and use
    short jumpers to configure the network configuration and adapt to future
    changes.

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    In article <ash.giganews.com>,
    Tom Stiller <net> wrote:
     

    The advantage of this scheme is that the hubs with the RJ45 plugs can be
    located out of the way, so the "room for all the RJ45 plugs" doesn't
    have to take up important floor space.

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    Barry Margolin, mit.edu
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    "Daniel E. Sabath" <fm> writes: 

    The only Ethernet hubs I know of that don't use RJ-45 use the older
    BNC coaxial connectors (for thinnet wiring). If you already have
    Cat5, then you don't want to even consider coax.

    The best thing for you to do is get a patch panel and a punch-down
    tool. Terminate all your wires on the panel. Then use Cat-5 patch
    cords to connect the panel's jacks to your hub as needed.

    -- David
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