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Please help explain my CAT V home installation

by jclokwork / February 23, 2013 2:06 PM PST
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Just a note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 12:01 AM PST

We ignore such blocks and install our own. The wiring looks to not be Ethernet but the block that's wired looks to be telephone jacks.

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Patch Block
by sunwatcher / February 24, 2013 10:51 AM PST

The 2 left blocks appear to be telephone blocks and not usable for ethernet.

The far right block in the picture looks to be an RJ45 patch block. You would only be able to punch down 6 of the Cat5 cables obviously. Looking closely at the picture, it seems the right side punch downs are for the first, third and fifth jacks, while the left side are for the second, for the second, fourth and sixth ones.

You can check the Leviton site for more info and purhase additional blocks if necessary.

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Let's say that's true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 11:04 AM PST
In reply to: Patch Block

What's stopping you from using it? Ethernet wiring documentation is no longer hard to find. But what use is this block? Someone has to make a plan.

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