Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Question about ethernet hookup

Posted on 2011-02-14
4
Medium Priority
?
406 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to adjust the cabling setup at my Dad's house. I've attached a picture from his closet where the wiring from the jacks is hooked up to connect to the router. I don't know what this board is called, but I'd like to find out if there is some kind of special tool for disconneting/reconnecting the wires. I though maybe that each block of 8 (marked by the yellow square) would disconnect and then you could move around the entire block of wires. But it doesn't appear that it detaches and it looks like you have to reconnect the individual wires.

 picture
0
Comment
Question by:opike
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Richard2k4 earned 900 total points
ID: 34893586
its called a "Punch Down" tool.  small end pushes the wires in using a spring load.

in a pinch, you can use a small flat head screw drive to push them in.  when you push in the wires, the metal contacts in the plastic will cut into the wires thus completing the circuit.
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:aleghart
aleghart earned 700 total points
ID: 34893659
No tools to move multiple wires.  You punch down each wire individually with a punchdown tool.

Pull all the existing wires off, then re-route the cable to the proper spot.  Untwist one more twist of each pair (you might have to remove a little more of the blue cable sheath.  (Use a Cat5 cable stripper, or do it very carefully with a razor or Olfa knife.)

Put the wires back to their color-coded places.  Use the cutoff blade for your punchdown tool.  Put the "cut" side to the outside, so it cuts off the excess at the same time it punches down the wire.  It might take a couple of punches to get the wire to cut cleanly.  Don't pull the excess off, as this will loosen the connection.  Most punchdown tools have an adjustable spring, or a low/high tension adjuster.
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:kdearing
kdearing earned 400 total points
ID: 34894161
It's called a "110 block", and yes you should use a punch tool with a 110 blade.
They aren't that cheap, you can get them at Home Depot or Lowes for $40 - $80.

If this is a one-time use and you don't want to spend the money, you can use a very thin-bladed common screwdriver to push the wires into the slots.
0
 

Author Comment

by:opike
ID: 34934510
The wires were successfully moved over. I went with a mini flathead screwdriver. Thanks for the info guys.
0

Featured Post

What Kind of Coding Program is Right for You?

There are many ways to learn to code these days. From coding bootcamps like Flatiron School to online courses to totally free beginner resources. The best way to learn to code depends on many factors, but the most important one is you. See what course is best for you.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
If you try to migrate from Elastix to Issabel, you will face a lot of issues. These problems are inevitable but fortunately, you can fix them. In the guide below, I will explain how I performed the migration while keeping all data and successfully t…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

606 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question