How to perform network grounding ?
Posted on 2008-10-17
Hi friends !
I am working in an educational institute as network administrator. Our institute is going to be shifted in the newly constructed building that has ground floor, first floor, second floor and third (last) floor.
On ground floor, we have four big computer laboratory rooms where in each room we have to place 80 PCs.
I have the major responsibility to design and install the network as management doesnt want to give this task on contract. (We have just purchased the items from tender process).
Now, my main concern is regarding Network Grounding. I have strong knowledge on servers and network administration but network installation with grounding is somehow new for me.
You see, we have received the following items for grounding purpose from the company who won the tender for item delivery:
1. Surge Arrestor Tetrapolor 40KA
2. Grounding Cable (6mm)
3. Copper Grounding Bars
4. Silver Grounding Bars
5. Accessories for installation (Charcoal, salt, sand&) in lot
Apart from these, in each Computer Laboratory, we will have:
1. Rack Mount Cabinet with Cable Manager, Patch Panel and PDUs etc.
2. 24-port D-link Switches
3. CAT6 UTP Cables (I don't know how to ground these cables)
Now, I want to know how to perform Network Grounding for better network performance. How to use the materials and items that are delivered. Do we need something more in this item list. And also, how to ground CAT6 cables ?
I really need your help. Please give your kind support.