The Dos & Don’ts of Installing Ethernet Cable Wiring

In today’s Internet of Things (IoT), our lives have now become increasingly connected through devices. Whether setting up a smart home or office, you need faster and stabler Internet speeds. Ethernet plays a significant role in ensuring that. It connects the Internet to your wireless access points or routers and modems through its cable system.

So if you are planning to set up Ethernet in your house, school, or office, you should get the cable wiring right. Consider these relevant tips to achieve a stable and optimal Internet connection.

Also read: 5 Most Damaging Structured Data Cabling Scenarios

The Dos:

Do: Ensure cables cross perpendicularly

If you need to cross the cables of your network, see to it that it’s angled at 90 degrees to prevent signal interference.

Do: Use a different colour of cables

It helps you quickly identify the type and line of connection.

Do: Label the cables

Labelling the cables could also help in identifying the type and line of the connection.

Do: Use Plug-and-Play cables

Using pre-connectorised cables during installation is time-efficient.

Do: Have a Cable Management System

  • Create a map layout of the connections.
  • Use quality ties, wraps, and clamps.

The Don’ts:

Don’t: Lay cables on these locations

  • Beneath the floor
  • Electrical wires
  • Water pipes
  • Heater ducts

Don’t: Bundle cables over tight

It will strain the cable over time that will eventually affect the flow of the data.

Don’t: Leave cables exposed

Exposed cables in terminal blocks or connectors could lead to faster wire degeneration and eventual damage due to atmospheric exposure.

Future-Proof Your Place with Smart Wiring

If you have the knowledge and proper tools to DIY install your Ethernet wiring, keep in mind these do’s and don’ts.

However, if you’re not confident, you should tap the services of professional technicians in your community. We at Powerlec are ready to give the right solutions to your needs of data cabling in Perth. Our expert technicians will assure high-quality smart wiring set-up and save you precious time and effort.

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Established in 1998, by Craig Woods, Powerlec has been a premier provider of electrical services for over 20 years. Growing with the market we established a presence not only in Perth but also in the Southwest with offices in Jandakot and Busselton.