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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Noah Good value
I had 0 experience with networking but was able to figure this out with the help of a few YouTube videos. Our house was wired for 568B, so as this product is made for 568A, I took the advice of another reviewer and swapped the orange and green sets and it worked beautifully. I bought a real 110 punch down tool as the one that came with this looked pretty flimsy and I wanted to do it right the first time. Getting great speeds throughout the house now!
September 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotJunky It worked well for me in my Home
Ok, so I actually only wish it had 10 instead of 8 :-)
I just purchased a home, it had a Q Panel. Inside had an old U223A Telephone Card, but all the lines were actually Cat 5E.
Some of the lines were installed with Cat5 jacks and others were phone lines or dual phone jacks.
I bought this, opened the panel, removed the old teleco card (since my home phone was actually off my modem anyway), and then I punched these all down onto this panel.
Everything worked perfectly. I took one of my NetGear 8 Port Hubs and this 8 Port Panel and stuffed them into the box, with the power cord for the hub going to the installed power outlet.
So for me it worked just fine.
1. Yes I didn't like that it didn't have a mounting option. That is true, so if this is a big concern for you then keep going
2. However, I had a Q Box with a Telco panel in it and it took me all of 15minutes total to replace the old teleco card, with this and everything worked
I didn't mind that it was A instead of B, because this was a residential usage anyway.
I would have liked to punched it down and installed it into my Box but... honestly oh well, was a quick and useful fix for my house.
November 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xhandar not the worst
I do networking for a living as well and this isn't the worst panel I've seen. I`ve also worked quite a few job sites where the IT department uses 568A, including large institutions like Washington State University, you can swap the green and orange pair, I used an ohm meter and mapped the Jack pin to the corresponding idc. Mounting isn't a concern, use a couple screws and spacers to support the panel.
April 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sal121 Very Sturdy box but big problem taking the knockouts out
Purchased two of these boxes from Home Depot. Spent an hour and a half to get the knockouts out but they were very badly perforated. I partially even damaged the box.
Took back to HomeDepot, two of the associates helped me but they had the same issue. Spent another an hour there just to get few holes open. Very frustrating to say the least.
Yes, I did read the reviews before buying but had no other option. Lowes doesn't carry this in stock, only through online and I couldn't even find that, not to mention I needed it right away as sheetrock people were moving fast.
One of the Associate at the HomeDepot saw me going through all this, she called me at the end and gave me a discount. Greatly Appreciated !!! (West Cobb Marietta, GA Home Depot Store (on Dallas Highway)
I am just surprised no one form the manufacture read these comments and try to fix the simple issue.
March 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Amko Worst patch panel ever.. ever
This CE TECH "patch panel" is the worst purchase I have made this year. First off there is not mounting bracket, or way to buy one, only way to really install it is by purchasing "Telecommunication Center" which this snaps in. But the biggest letdown was that its marked/configured 568A, who does that? Also when I tried to re-terminate my jacks to 568A tester still indicated that its not correct. I tried to just flip Orange and Green but that didn't work either. I do networking for living and this is by far worst panel I have seen. I also bought phone distribution panel and that was 568A as well. I was able to mount it on the wall by popping black legs and driving screws in, that worked fine. Customer didn't want or had space for "Telecommunication Center".
November 10, 2014