Hello, Good Neighbors! I just started a new job, working in a mostly Cisco/Windows environment over Cat5, with various wireless AP's scattered around the area, and have noticed serious, generally intermittent slowness on the LAN. I understand there's about a bajillion possible reasons for slowness, but I'm wondering if one reason is crosstalk....
When using a cable tracer/toner to find a cable's end recently, I heard audible FM radio coming out of the toner speaker. Subsequent testing revealed this occurs in several different wiring closets, including the cat5 just prior to where it plugs into the PC's.
This can't be good, can it? Seems like that's crosstalk, with resultant degradation of the lan/wan traffic.
So is this a problem? And is the solution to ensure all equipment is properly grounded?