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Assembly Gather the components. You’ll have one Throwing Star LAN Tap printed circuit board, four Amphenol RJHSE5080 modular connectors, and two 220 pF capacitors with 0.1 inch lead spacing such as the Xicon 14050P2221KRC. You’ll also need a soldering iron, some electrical solder, and a pair of wire cutters. Insert the four modular connectors (J1, J2, J3, and J4) into the printed circuit board. Be careful that Every of the leads extends through the circuit board before snapping the connector fully into place. Solder the eight leads of Every connector. Insert the two capacitors (C1 and C2) through the circuit board. It’s helpful to somewhat bend the leads at the underside of the board in order that the capacitors stay in place when the board is turned over. Solder both leads of Every capacitor and clip off the excess with wire cutters. Clean the flux from the board. Depending on the kind of solder used, you might need water, alcohol, or other solvents. A toothbrush can make this job easier. Allow the board to dry before use. Throwing Star LAN Tap assembly diagram Usage Use Ethernet cables to connect the Throwing Star LAN Tap (J1 and J2) in step with a target network to be monitored. Use Ethernet cables to connect one or either one of the monitoring ports (J3 and J4) to ports on one or two monitoring stations. Every port monitors traffic in one direction only. Use your favorite software (e.g., tcpdump or Wireshark) at the monitoring station(s) to capture network traffic.