Dear Network Installers

If you are going to remove a bunch of UTP points and reuse both the Cat5 cables and the sockets themselves to wire up new points, at least have the common decency to rewire the correct cable number into the repositioned sockets.

Finding that point 8 in the switch cabinet leads to socket 22 in the classroom is not in the least bit amusing.

Love and kisses,

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The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.

5 responses to “Dear Network Installers”

  1. Pendragon says :

    Oh yes it is…

  2. andyt31 says :

    At least they labeld them. We have about 10 points in the office that have no numbers. I had to trace them using a ‘modified’ telephone whistle probe thingy…

  3. TheCrust says :

    @Andy – I suspect AT’s point was that they *didn’t* renumber them – and just banged the boxes back on the wall complete with their original numbering….

  4. Giles says :

    Also, I find it’s much easier when the cables are patched in the correct order… finding an entire panel wired as crossover (or worse) is not fun.

    • AngryTechnician says :

      I’ve seen the crossover problem before too. No-one at the school in question was any the wiser as every port on the switch was configured for auto-uplink.

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