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Ethernet Wall Socket Connection Difficulty

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by W. eWatson, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    I have a wall plate for an internet connection, and a cable strung through
    the wall with a male plug on it. The plate came with a socket fixture which
    has a female socket on the outside, and a wire-box on the inside. To make
    this work, I'd have to cut the end of the cable and wire it to the wire-box.
    Is there another type of wall connector that has female sockets on both
    sides? That way I can just plug in the cable to the inside to complete the
  2. Baron

    Baron Guest

    Just note the wire colours and cut the plug off. Match the colours to
    the diagram supplied for the push fix. Takes less than a minute to
    terminate the cable.
  3. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    OK, do I remove any insulation from the wires or do I just lay them in?
    Looking down on the plastic device ("teeth") that receives the 8 wires, it
    has two columns separated by a gap. I would think I'd put, say, a blue and
    blue-white pair in from the center and spread each to the outside, then push
    down with the tool given on each of the two wires. I'm guessing the tool
    causes the insulated to be penetrated with the "teeth" in the plastic
    holder, so that conduction is established.

    What are the little plastic extras? Two of them look like rectangle, 1/2"
    square, that maybe get pressed into the mounting front piece. The other two
    each have a cell like structure with four comparments. I guess these are
    caps that go over the "teeth"?

    A minute? Maybe after I've done this about 10 times.
  4. Baron

    Baron Guest

    It becomes a habit. :)

    You should have or there should be a diagram showing where each wire
    should be placed. Strip back the outer jacket for about 15mm. Fan out
    the wires so that they fall into the correct places. Punch down and
    clear the trimmings. Job done. You really can do it in less than 60
    seconds.... Ok it takes a few goes ! I just use a ty-wrap to secure
    the cable. Don't tend to bother with the cover unless there are two or
    three cables in there. 24 wires gets a bit tedious dressing them so
    they don't get damaged when the faceplate is screwed down.
  5. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    Thanks. I just proceeded and it seems to have worked out. I put the two caps
    on and they do secure the wires in some fashion. The end where my PC is at
    the end of 100' of cable and out in the yard on a platform where I work. I
    connected to the internet with the laptop. It's so light outside, I couldn't
    check to see if I was on the cable or somehow the laptop got picked up by
    the wireless from the house. When it's darker, 6 hours from now, I'll give
    it another look. I suspect I was successful. I got progressively faster as I
    went along.
  6. Baron

    Baron Guest

    Good for you ! Thanks for the feedback. Its nice to know I helped a
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