akemiiwaya at February 6th, 2014 16:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/181866/how-do-you-repair-an-ethernet-cable-with-a-broken-locking-clip/
Anyone who has dealt with Ethernet cables knows what it is like when a locking clip breaks and the cable constantly pops loose afterwards. Is there an easy DIY way to fix the cable, or is it simply better to replace it?
wilsontp at February 6th, 2014 17:26 — #2
Crimper FTW. I have 2 of them, and I have made hundreds of Ethernet cables. I can make cables for about $1-2 each, rather than the $10-20 that retail stores want to charge you.
ringhalg at February 7th, 2014 01:37 — #3
It's also important to note the color coding of the jack (either T568A / T568B or a non-standard), if you are replacing the connector or making another cable.
ninioarg at February 11th, 2014 07:23 — #4
Sorry, but I find this useless. It's MUCH better to replace the plug.
wilsontp at February 11th, 2014 11:39 — #5
That's not usually a problem if you wire the plug the same way end to end. But if you're making cables from scratch, you must absolutely use the right sequence: 11233244.
system at February 16th, 2014 16:00 — #6
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