How do I....

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by networkwasher, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    Ok, so I am wanting to connect my Cat5e cable from my modem to my battery backup, then from my battery backup to my router. I would like to do most of this wiring "in wall". So... what I was thinking is putting a Cat5e jack behind the router and another one behind the battery backup. Is there anyway that I can wire this so I could use a 2-port jack behind both both devices?

    What materials would I need to acomplish this?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    I don't really understand what you're trying to do. Do you just want your network (and internet) to stay up when your power goes out? If that's the case, then all you need to do is connect both the modem and the router to your UPS. Then, when your power goes out, your network will stay live until your battery runs out.
  3. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    No, Im basically protecting my router from power surges. My battery backup has 2 RJ-45 ports (in and out) so I might as well take advantage of them.

    But the wiring is what I dont know about. I just want to plug a 6 inch-ish wire from the router to a jack on the wall and have the wire that is in the wall continue the connection untill it gets to the other jack. Then I would plug another network cable in the second jack and continue the connection to the battery backup. This whole process would then be reversed with another two jacks going from the battery backup to the jack, through the wall, to the other jack, then to the router.

    I guess I am just trying to clean up the wiring by hiding it in the wall. I just dont know what all I would need to do this, as far as jacks and any other special stuff.
  4. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

  5. arcking

    arcking LI Guru Member

    Do you basically want two RJ45 jacks in one wall plate?

    If you do, there are wall plates with squares in them and you pick and choose what you want. You can get coax, RJ45, RJ11, RCA, etc.
  6. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    Yeah, but there is more to it... I guess I am just asking if you can run a cable through the wall and put a jack on both ends, then plug in cables at both end and just use it as an extention type thing. Sorry if this is hard to understand
  7. arcking

    arcking LI Guru Member


    In big networks there is a wall jack by the computer which connects to a wall jack in the networking room. The cable from the jack in the room connects to the router.

    Let me know if that isn't what you were thinking.
  8. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    Yeah thats what I was thinking. I just didnt know if I needed any special hardware or anything to get it to work. So all that I have to do is wire the jacks from one room to another and I can plug cables in on both sides with no issues? Thanks for the help.
  9. arcking

    arcking LI Guru Member

    Are you using premade cables or making your own?

    Assuming the later you'll just punch the wires down into to color-coded slots and you'll be good to go...well, maybe
  10. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    haha.... does the "well, maybe" mean if I do it right or is there more to it?

    And I will me making my own cables.
  11. arcking

    arcking LI Guru Member

    It means that I can never do it right the first time :sad:

    I think I wire about 50/50.
  12. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    alright... but all I need to do is connect two jacks with cable and I sould be good to go?

    I am wanting to use Cat6, just so my network is future proof. Any idea where I can buy the correct jacks?
  13. arcking

    arcking LI Guru Member

    Yes, that should do it.

    I don't know where you can get them. I would assume Home Depot, Lowes, and such would have them. Or you can Google for them - Cat6 RJ45 Jack
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