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Sep 30 2010   9:00PM GMT

Running network wiring

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi everyone! One of the things our company does is run network wiring. It’s one of those things that you just can’t get around in IT , you need it and can’t go all wireless all the time.

Now one of the things that people always seem to forget is to decide on how many drops they want and end up short changing themselves.

You see when you run a drop, you might as well run two to your faceplate. Why? Because if one fails, you have the other one to fall back to without having to re-run. Especially if you are wiring a new building. It’s easy to do this before all the drywall goes in.

More often than not I have seen other people just run one drop, put the walls up and then regret it later. Then you end up with people plugging in switches into the walls of their offices which can cause all sorts of other problems.

So don’t be chintzy, run two drops! :)

-RP

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