Is there an ethernet switch with hidden jacks on the back?

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'm setting up a nice AV system.  All the components have ethernet.  I would like to use a rack-mounted switch, but one with the RJ45 jacks in the back of the switch, so that no wires are visible on the front.

Is there such a thing?  I've seen routers with this arrangement, but no switches.

Question by:computerlarry
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    Expert Comment

    Have you thought of mounting a switch in the rack backwards. Putting the ears on the back instead of the front? Only downside is the power cable will be in the front.
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    I haven't seen switches configured as you describe.  I work mainly with Cisco equipment, though, so I can't speak for every vendor.  If you take Soulja's advice above, using a power cable with a right-angle connection will make for a cleaner look.
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    There are a lot of 8 port switches with ports in the back, but you have to rackmount them by yourself.
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    Author Closing Comment

    I appreciate the suggestions.  The Belden was out of my price range, and difficult to find.

    I found a MIL-S8TA by Transition Networks.  8 Port, unmanaged, with a Rack kit.

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