Video Blog: How to Make Your Own Shielded Ethernet Cable

May 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 

If your application requires extra protection from electromagnetic or radio interference, shielded cable may be the perfect solution.  When installing cabling or network devices in close proximity to machines, motors, power cables, fluorescent lights or other electronics that produce high electromagnetic or radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI), shielding will protect the data from EMI/RFI, increase transmission speeds and reduce data transmission errors.  A shielded Ethernet cable also protects from alien cross talk (AXT), caused by other cables and nearby connected devices.

 

If you do require shielded Ethernet cables you can either buy pre-assembled cables or you can build your own. We have created a helpful video to assist you if you decide to go the DIY route.

 

Our instructional video demonstrates an easy life hack to make your own shielded Ethernet cable. With just 4 items and 3 short minutes, our simple steps will show you how to build your own shielded Ethernet cable. Go ahead, bring out your inner MacGyver – you know you want to.

 

For more information on shielded cables, read our blog Who Needs Shielded Cables Anyway.

 


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