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type 2 and cat5 cable issue

Hi,

This is a typical layout in the production environment:

PC----cat5end-----type2end—type2walljack------------------------type2patchpanel---type2end----------cat5end----switch

The problem seems to be happening if somebody unplugged type 2end of the cable from the wall jack , the whole network goes down.

In reality this should not effect the network except only the part of the lan which is unplugged.

any thoughts...

JS

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New Member

Re: type 2 and cat5 cable issue

Just out of curiousity - are you referring to the old IBM Type-2 cable spec? If so, you could have a grounding problem that could cause the symptoms you're seeing. If not, then what is the type 2 cabling type that you are referring to?

Rich

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Re: type 2 and cat5 cable issue

He has ibm type 2 cables ...

Green

Re: type 2 and cat5 cable issue

The IBM "Universal Data Connector" shorts the TX and RX pair when it is not connected to anything.

With the connector in-place, the signal passes through to the UTP/Cat5. When you unplug the UDC, you have a dead short / loopback on both sides of the cable (one from the connector on the cable, one from the connector inthe UDC wallplate).

I'm thinking your switch finds this behaviour offensive.

Good Luck

Scott

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