• Subject: Twinax and Balun's Wiring question
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <Art@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:28:11 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

I have a small AS/400 setup where all of the PC's are connected through 
ethernet.

I still have a twinax console (they can pry it from my cold dead fingers), and 
I would like to wire
it with cat 5 wiring.  I normally purchase a device like a Powerstar that has 
one twinax in and 6
RJ-45 out.  I don't want to purchase that for one twinax device.

Can I just put a balun on the twinax wire out of the 400, connect that to with 
a patch cord to an
RJ-45 jack, then wire that to another RJ-45 jack elsewhere in the office?  The 
other end would be
identical, using RJ-45 jack, patch cable to balun, twinax to the terminal?

Can I go through the patch panel instead of hard wiring from one jack to the 
other?

The total distance involved is about 15 feet.  I know I could run twinax 
through the wall, but that
would be too easy.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527

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