How to Install T1 Lines

A T1 line carries through 1.544 Mbs of info between two points in both directions. T1 lines are used for wide variety of purposes including telephone lines, computer interconnections, video transmissions and so on. How a T1 is used totally depends on the exchanged traffic between the terminals. T1 lines run on various materials including microwave radio, fiber optic, copper cable and so on. Various consumers lease T1 lines from different telephone companies.
Gigantic firms develop transmission systems that carry more than 1 T1 lines and to install such lines one needs to establish an end-to-end continuity first. Also, it is important to be aware of electronic installation procedures regarding the particular cable being set up. In order to setup a T1 line you are going to need a few essentials. You will need a leased T1 line, a cable and electronic technician’s hand tools. You would have to order the T1 line from a trustable telephone company after which the provider’s team will install an interconnect terminal. This will be connected with your equipment.
The connection point can be an RJ-45 or any other but if it is RJ-45 then it will be a standard plastic telephone receptacle but with a thicker one with more wires. The connection will vary depending on the company you choose. You need to install the connector on both the ends of the cable so that it can be connected to your equipment. Make sure to acquire a cable that has at least 4 wires so that two of them can connect the signal from the opposite end to the terminal at your end. Also ensure that both the connectors are compatible with the equipment as well as with the cables.
During the installation of the cable you might require soldering or crimping so be ready to carry out this task with the required set of tools. Once done, go ahead and plug in the connecters to the equipment by following the instructions manual. If you don’t have the manuals available, go online to find the required instructions.  When you test out the connection and get positive response, your connection has been successfully established.
Before we end this piece of article, there are several tips and tricks to mention here. If you want to install cable for a short distance, prefer buying ready-made cable to install the T1 line. Consult your telephone company or the provider regarding this concern. In case your T1 line doesn’t work, loop your system back on at both ends. The loopback has to be at the ends of the cable, at the last point before touching your equipment, which was installed by the T1 cable provider/your telephone company.
Thus this is how T1 lines are installed. If you don’t know much about T1 lines, do some research online to get familiar with T1 connections then you can continue following this guide to install the cables and make connections. You can also call the technician to help you out with the whole process.

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How to Choose an Ethernet Card for Internet Connectivity

When you want to go online and connect yourself with numerous people via various platforms and tools, you need a number of devices and gadgets. An Ethernet card is one of those items. You require an Ethernet card to be able to connect your computer to online services via a modem or router. Ethernet cards are networking adapters that are connected either internally or externally to computers, laptops and other devices after which users are able to connect various computers to a network or to use various online services.

When you determine to buy an Ethernet card, you will have to take into consideration a number of things. One of the things you have to think about is whether you want an external Ethernet card or the one that can be installed internally. The first type, external Ethernet card, is the easiest card to use for almost every user. An external card can be easily installed and uninstalled in a few seconds and allows the users to utilize various online services that they wish you use.

There are two types of external Ethernet cards. First type is a small device that requires being connected to a USB port of a computer. The other type is similar to the first one but is fairly bigger and comes with a cord that needs to be connected to the same USB port. You can choose either types depending on your needs or ease of usage. For example, if you don’t have enough space in your computer cabinet or desk to plug a USB in and to keep it intact 24/7, a wired Ethernet card is your best pick. However, if there is no surface near the computer’s USB port to place a wired Ethernet card, you should go with the wireless option.
Good thing about a USB Ethernet card is that they are easy to set up and faster to connect every time. USB Ethernet cards are usually faster than regular cards but only if the USB port they are inserted in support fast speed. When a user doesn’t have a USB port that can support a wireless card, he/she needs to acquire an internal Ethernet card.

The internal card is installed into a PCI express slot, which requires a user to open their computer’s casing or side cover. If you wish to acquire an internal card while being unaware of the process of installing one, it is highly recommended that you contact a professional for the job. However, if you have installed any computer hardware before, you can look up for an online ‘how-to guide’ and install the Ethernet card by following the instructions.

Lastly, select an Ethernet card that has the same letter as your existing router. Most routers are labeled as ‘802.11’, ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘g’, and ‘n’. If you will acquire a matching card, you will allow your network to function easier and more effectively. You should avoid cards that don’t match your router because they may not provide you maximum transfer rate for your connection. You should also choose an Ethernet that is manufactured by the same company that made your router.

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