This is the retired Shane Killen personal blog, an IT technical blog about configs and topics related to the Network and Security Engineer working with Cisco, Brocade, Check Point, and Palo Alto and Sonicwall. I hope this blog serves you well. -- May The Lord bless you and keep you. May He shine His face upon you, and bring you peace.
Monday, January 28, 2013
What You Can Do When You Cant See The Wall Jack Numbers
Well, I have two customers that when I need to trace down a cable, its a real bear because I can not see the wall jack numbers to know where to go in the wiring closet. They have these huge desks in the way that I simply can not move. The kind you build when you get them in the room, and once you get them built, they are in there. I have thought about getting an extendable mirror, but in a pinch, I had to come up with something and quick. So, I came up with this little thing below. I punched down a phone cable into a RJ45 jack and clipped my toner to the ends of two of the copper cables inside the phone line. So, instead of moving the desk (which would be impossible), I just took the cat5 cable out of the IP phone (in this case, could be a computer) and plugged it into my RJ45 jack. Now, I didn't have to move my desk. I just created an extension for my toner, which works really well by the way. See below, and hopefully this is helpful to you all who don't like to move desks.
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