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Solved: Connecting an unshielded Cat5-cable with to shielded RJ45 Cat5e-connector

Discussion in 'Networking' started by casefolder, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. casefolder

    casefolder Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I want to renew about 15 Connectors in our Firm's network. We have old unshielded Cat5 cables going through the building. Can I buy these connectors, although they're shielded?

    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.751543

    Or do I have to buy the more expensive unshielded model:

    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.750141

    This'd be the crimping tool:

    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.569647

    I'm a beginner in connecting RJ45 Connectors. This is why I ask in order to be on the safe side.

    Thank you very much for advise.

    Regards,
    Andreas
     
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

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    The data connections are the same on both.
    The CAT 6 you want to buy has better conductors anyway,
    as it is designed for higher frequencies.
    You just don't have the outer shield web in the cable for it to clamp to.
    Won't hurt anything.
     
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  4. casefolder

    casefolder Thread Starter

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    Gosh! Didn't see that. Thank you both for the very good help!
     
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