How do I hook up 6 cat 5 wires to make them all work?

September 7, 2014 at 14:29:09
Specs: Window 7
I have six sets of cat 5 wires that run from wall outlet gonna media box located in my garage. How do I hook these wires up in the media box so that the outlets will wrk ?

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#1
September 7, 2014 at 15:33:46
Not sure what a media box is... But typically to allow two or cat-5/ethernet points to communicate with each other you use either hub, or a router.

What is a media box; and why the need to connect several ethernet points to it, or to each other?

What you actually trying to do, to achieve?

When you post back, please include make/model of your media box, and any other kit involved in your project?


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#2
September 7, 2014 at 19:51:26
Cat 5 has 8 wires. What you mean with "6 sets"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...


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#3
September 8, 2014 at 05:40:32
6 cat 5 wires , each wire runs from a outlet to this "media" box. They are not hooked up to anything in the box. My question is how do I get each of these outlets to work or be able to use for an internet outlet

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#4
September 8, 2014 at 05:59:20
Post actual details (make and model) of the "media box"; as possibly many here are not familiar either with the term itself (I'm not - I'm in the UK at present) or the make/model you may have?

Depending on how the media-box is designed, it may allow you to connect to at least one cat-5/ethernet point. If so, there are "homeplug" modules that will allow you to in effect network that media-box output around your home. You would connect the media-box to a homeplug module installed in an adjacent ac-outlet; the media-box o/p is then available around the house over house/mains wiring and is accessed at any ac-outlet via another homeplug module.

Devolo (devolo.com) in Germany started the whole system as I recall; available in Europe/UK but not available in N. America as best I know. TP-link, D-link, possibly Cisco/Linksys have similar modules and they are available in N. America.

But as before "more specific" info from you re' the media box itself will enable pholks here to assist you more fully and hopefully successfully.

Also how are the assorted cat-5 points/cable installed at present (loose cable ends or actual wallbox sockets); and where do they originate in each case - let alone where they arrive/end?


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#5
September 8, 2014 at 07:08:34
My question is how do I get each of these outlets to work or be able to use for an internet outlet
You have a couple of options here.
- put RJ-45 ends on each (and test)

Example of RJ-45 plugs here:

http://www.lowes.ca/multimedia-acce...

- put a patch panel at the ends (and test....of course) and use patch cables to go from patch panel to device(s). Example of a patch panel here:

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c...

- you could have a patch panel at one end and RJ-45's at the other.

These are the simplest methods. You could run them through the walls and put them on keystones and use faceplates but something tells me this is more work than you want/need to do.

trvlr

you use either hub, or a router.

Just FYI, nobody uses hubs anymore. That should be "switch or router"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
September 8, 2014 at 07:32:22
CurtR:

More than likely true re' hubs... But there are still a few around - I have two (although seldom if ever use them nowadays...). I did reconsider after posting changing it to include switches...

Based on the "scant" info our OP has given thus far... hard to really know what (s)he actually has, what is actually installed and how (cat-5...) and what (s)he wishes to achieve...

One can only await more info...?


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#7
September 8, 2014 at 09:12:22
I have an 8 port hub sitting in my junk pile in the closet.........LOL I keep meaning to throw it out, it hasn't been used in over a decade. I just keep forgetting to take it when I do a recycle run. I don't believe anybody even manufactures hubs anymore. I could be wrong, but I can't recall having seen one advertised anywhere in ages.

As to the OP, the original post wasn't clear. I assumed they wanted to be able to connect the cables to a device and the cables hadn't been punched to a PP or had ends put on them....ergo my response. I'm getting the feeling this could be one of those where the OP doesn't return.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
September 8, 2014 at 10:17:27
So many ways to interpret so little info...

Hold onto the hub; one day it may be a valuable item; as in Antiques Road Show and similar...


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#9
September 9, 2014 at 10:23:58
This "media box" sounds more like a distribution hub for telephones. Clue would be at the room side is it a rj11 or rj45 wall outlet/jack.

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#10
September 9, 2014 at 11:18:16
Perhaps we ought to award gold stars to whoever actually "guesses/deduces" what it is?

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#11
September 10, 2014 at 09:30:44
That is a great idea! Funny one but great :-)

Of course it would be the OP, who appears to have disappeared, that would do the awarding...

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