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Old 01-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Okay, kind of a trivial question, but I just finished installing an Ethernet and telephone jack in every room of the house. Now I want to label each jack to it's corresponding location on the patch panel. I'm having trouble deciding which naming scheme to use: ETH or ENET? Each jack would be labeled "ETH1, ETH2, ETH 3, etc." or "ENET1, ENET1, ENET3, etc."

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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It doesn't really matter for a home installation as long as you know what it means. You could label them BOB1, BOB2, BOB3, BOB4 if you like.

If the panels have voice and data (phone and network) plugs, I prefer to label them V1 and D1, V2 and D2, and so on.
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In Linux they are eth0, eth1, etc.
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You can use what ever you want. I tend to use D1 / D2 / V1 etc. Normally I tag the port number on the room side.
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You generally want to keep port names short so that the labels are readable.

My colleagues use D for twisted-pair data cabling and V for phone cabling.
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You generally want to keep port names short so that the labels are readable.

My colleagues use D for twisted-pair data cabling and V for phone cabling.
That's what I do.
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I prefer to label them V1 and D1, V2 and D2, and so on.
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I tend to use D1 / D2 / V1 etc. Normally I tag the port number on the room side.
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My colleagues use D for twisted-pair data cabling and V for phone cabling.
Interesting, hadn't thought about that one.
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Make sure to start at 0 for optimum nerd.
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Make sure to start at 0 for optimum nerd.
Patch panel doesn't start at zero so my ports don't either D=
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Patch panel doesn't start at zero so my ports don't either D=
Yep. The numbers on the wall ports need to match the numbers on the ports on the patch panel or the numbers are meaningless.
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Decided to go with Enet.

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