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Terminating 25 pair

Terminating 25 pair

Terminating 25 pair

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I need to run 5 cable drops.  Both ends will have a 12 port patch panel.  I'm thinking of running a 25 pair cat5 cable instead of 5 individual cat5 cables.  Are there any pros/cons to running the single 25 pair.  Also if I run the 25 pair, how do i terminate the cable at the patch panel.  The patch panels are standard 568B panels.

Cable   Patch Panel
wht/bl  port 1 bl prong
wht/or  port 2 or prong
wht/gr  port 3 gr prong
wht/br  port 4 br prong
wht/sl  ?????
rd/bl   ?????
etc., etc., etc.

Thanks

RE: Terminating 25 pair

Since you only need 5 jacks just use the standard bl, or, gr and br for jacks 1-5. If you want to try or 6 jacks keep the weirdness to a single jack and use all the slates on jack 6. You will have one pair left over (violet/slate).

If you have a PentaScanner or better let me know how jack 6 comes out...

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