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drewdin 01-22-2013 08:19 PM

is the ethernet switch too close to the electrical panel?
 
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I have all of my coax and Ethernet cable run to a location in the basement that is about 1-2 feet away from the electrical panel.

I had an earlier thread about Ethernet cables being to close to power cables. As i was looking at the location of where the cables are run, it made me think it was not suitable.

I plan on putting a 24 port Ethernet switch and a coax splitter n the location in the picture. Is this location not suitable? Should it be moved lower or to another location?

Thanks

kok328 01-23-2013 04:12 PM

I don't see a problem here, most of these cables are twisted pair and/or shielded.

Wuzzat? 01-23-2013 04:14 PM

Instinct tells me "no problem."
You need long runs of parallel unshielded cables close to each other to get coupling between cables. This arrangement is sort of at right angles and sort of far away and your signal cable is shielded and the panel cover provides mag field (ferrous metal) shielding.
If you end up having Bit Error Rate problems I'd look everywhere else first.

drewdin 01-23-2013 07:53 PM

thats great news, i wasn't looking forward to removing and moving the wood/wires.

Austin 01-25-2013 09:50 AM

I use my electrical cables as Ethernet lines. I have devices plugged into the wall at various points of the house. The router feeds into one receptacle and the others pick up the signal. Fast too, can burst at 20/Mbs or faster.

Wuzzat? 01-25-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Austin (Post 82631)
I use my electrical cables as Ethernet lines. I have devices plugged into the wall at various points of the house. The router feeds into one receptacle and the others pick up the signal. Fast too, can burst at 20/Mbs or faster.

You should be having all kinds of Bit Error Rate problems.:confused:

ohmy 01-30-2013 10:11 AM

As long as its not blocking the panel. You need 36" in front of the electrical panel and 30" left or right of the panel for working clearance space. It appears to be fine in this pic.

nealtw 01-30-2013 04:27 PM

Austin; If you don't have a lot of problems with you system, tell us more about it . My Dlink is a joke at best and that's on a good day.

Austin 01-31-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 82632)
You should be having all kinds of Bit Error Rate problems.:confused:

Not at all. No latency issues at all, solid connection all the time, no lost packets what so ever.


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