HOW TO – Make category 5 /5e patch cables

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HOW TO – Make category 5 /5e patch cables

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Chris writes – “If you are going ot make a lot of network cables, you might as well get a 1000 foot spool of wire, the ends, a crimping tool and make exactly what you want. I bought a spool a few years ago for $50 at You Do It Electronics in Needham MA. It was for a computer repair class and I have had more than enough for every need. You don’t want to do more than a few hundred feet per cable. The spool is pretty much gone, so I have to do some pricing. Cat 5 is good for lots of other uses too.”Link.

Pictured here – The 5-in-1 Network Cable. Nothing’s worse for a network administrator than being without a needed cable. No more tangles and no more scrounging for a missing link. MAKE 01 – Page 96.

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