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?
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.
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.
Sorry, but I find this useless. It's MUCH better to replace the plug.
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.
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