The problem with the ends is that, especially with shielded cable, they are rather picky. Certain ends work well with certain wires, and not with others. Some ends are designed for stranded wire, such as the wire in our cables, and other ends are designed for solid wire. In addition to that, you need the tools - a good crimper - and there is usually a learning curve associated with properly terminating RJ-45 connectors. Shielded cable is even tougher to terminate properly and make sure you have good connections with the data conductors and also the shielding.
My recommendation to avoid wearing out of the ends would be to get one of our shielded couplers here: https://www.stetzerizer-us.com/Cat6A-Premium-Shielded-Ethernet-Coupler_p_163.html
Then use a shorter length cord for the frequent plugging in/out of the cable. I mean we haven't had anyone else experience a cable wear-out that I know of, but this would be the solution to avoid such a scenario. I would recommend doing this and forget about trying to terminate your own ends on there as it would probably be very difficult to achieve.
We don't have any videos on this, but no doubt there are countless videos on RJ-45 termination on the Internet. I don't know how many would involve shielded wiring though.
not sure, but 192.168.1.1 is a non-routable internal address anyways so traffic doesnt go out to the Internet. There may be an https option for web admin through the Internet. I would check DD-WRT documentation for that. I know they support a secure method for remote admin. Or you can use VPN as well to admin the router remotely.
We really prefer to reduce the number of electronics in the home as much as possible. While Stetzerizer Filters can help, it's always advised and preferred to also reduce and eliminate the sources as much as possible. I personally do not use any LED or CFL bulbs in my home, or dimmer switches. Despite having filters and also shielded wire everywhere, I still choose to eliminate these sources and stick with clean incandescent and energy-saving halogen lamps
The router administration page is http://192.168.1.1 and the default username is admin
The default password is password
Once you have logged-in, click on the Wireless tab. You will see Wireless physical interface wl1. It is set to "disabled" by us. Set this back to "mixed," and you will have the 5Ghz network back on. It was disabled to further reduce exposure, but can easily be re-enabled by following these steps.
This is a great question. We have used and seen numerous shielding products and contraptions designed for this purpose. The problem is that using such devices will bring very, very mixed results. Depending on the type of material, construction, layers, and holes/gaps (such as those required for wiring) - the results will be very mixed and unpredictable.
This is one of the reasons we really like our Low Emission WiFi Router
Rather than attempting to shield, we have changed the source. Rather than try to cover up or block, we have reduced those emissions to begin with. We have cut down on the radiation by approximately 99.8%
Plus, you have the ability to adjust it. You can increase or decrease the power of the router. So don't try to cover it up - eliminate the source :)
The shielded surge suppressors we sell start out as Belkin surge suppressors. We then heavily modify them by hand in our shop in Rockford, Illinois. We have been shipping the surge suppressors with "Light Almond" color cords for quite some time now. You can tell it is our EHS-Shield cord, because imprinted on the cord is the word "SHIELDED" It is also 8 foot in length. The standard Belkin cord is 15 feet, black, unshielded of course, and does not contain the word shielded on the cord.
So these are ways you can tell. There are a few other ways as well. Another great way is by testing the cord with a no-contact voltage sensor, or an actual electric field detector or meter. These devices will all show you that the cord is very well shielded and is not putting out detectable electric fields.
Thank you for your question. Is there anything else we can answer?
All consumer networking components use standard Ethernet (RJ-45) port. There is no exception to this. So it'll work :)
Yes, just keep all of the cords and the box in like-new condition please, and you can return it within 30 days per our standard return policy, and we will refund it minus our standard restocking, or you can exchange it for something else and avoid the restocking fee usually. We haven't had a single return on the routers yet though - I think you'll be very happy with it :D
Does the printer have a 3-prong power cord? If so, it is already grounded. Or if the printer is hooked up via USB to a desktop computer, it is also already grounded. If not, or if it is hooked to a laptop computer, you can use our USB Grounding Adapter to ground the printer.
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