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Author Topic: Cable Diagnostics  (Read 7508 times)

sigmajt

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Cable Diagnostics
« on: April 06, 2010, 10:30:09 AM »

I am finding the cable diagnostics feature interesting but have a few questions
One cable reads OK on pairs 1 and 2 but pairs 3 and 4 read short in cable.  Is this a bad condition?  Since I see no TX error or RX error on that port is it OK to ignore this?

The one that really has me confused is a cable that's OK on pair 1, impedance mismatch on 2 and 3 and OK on 4 what does impedance mismatch mean and what if anything should i do to fix it?
Also is cable distance being measured from the device to the terminating NIC or from the device to the wall patch panel?
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Fatman

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Re: Cable Diagnostics
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 10:44:05 AM »

Ideally you don't want any shorts or impedance mismatches.

Impedance mismatch is a more complex cable fault, but for our purposes just consider it a cable fault.

That said I don't think I have ever seen anyone throw up a new cable run because 1 pair showed as bad without affecting functionality.
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sigmajt

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Re: Cable Diagnostics
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 11:23:54 AM »

good enough, thanks
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