• Subject: Re: Twinax and Balun's Wiring question
  • From: Jerome Draper <jdraper@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:46:12 -0800

At 03:28 PM 11/30/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a small AS/400 setup where all of the PC's are connected through
>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?

Yes, I don's see a problem if the distance is short.  Baluns are cheap but
buy the better quality (around $25.-$30.).

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

Sure.  See above.  As long as your connections are solid.

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


Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, Perle, Netsoft, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com
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