• Subject: RE: Twinax and Balun's Wiring question
  • From: Kirk Goins <KirkG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 19:11:34 -0800

I've done just that in past life. Two baluns of same brand and a patch
cable that is wired straight through 1 to 1 should be no problem. As a
matter of fact you could get by with flat-satin in  pinch

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Kirk Goins
IBM Certified AS/400 Technical Solutions
Pacific Information Systems
503-290-2104
kirkg@pacinfosys.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Art Tostaine, Jr. [SMTP:Art@link400.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 12:28 PM
> To:   midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject:      Twinax and Balun's Wiring question
> 
> 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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