The worst cabinet ever

Recently at work I had to go out on site to visit a comms cabinet.  I followed the directions to the cabinet, but when I got there I found it was in a tiny closet, not deep enough for a rack.

So it seems that whoever installed the network improvised. There’s an ancient 10Mbit hub, a 48-port Cisco switch and an 8-port Linksys power-over-Ethernet switch all suspended from their network cables. The PoE switch even had its heavy power supply hanging from it, too.

Switches hanging from their cables
Switches hanging from their cables

And if that’s not bad enough, check out the telephone patch panel in the same cabinet…

Telephone patch panel

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