How to Crimp Your Own Ethernet Cables
Nov 04, 2009, 22:03 (4 Talkback[s])
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"So why assemble your own network cables? It may not be
something you do everyday, but having the supplies and know-how to
whip up a network cable on the spot can be very handy.
"Perhaps you want to run custom lengths of cable, whether very
short or very long. After all, coiling a 25-foot cable when you
need only two feet seems kind of silly, not to mention a decorating
don’t. On the other hand, if you want to route 50 feet of
cable upstairs through a closet ceiling, you can minimize your
drill hole by fishing through bare ends and crimping on your
connectors later. Or, maybe you just need a network cable right now
and it isn’t convenient to run to the local electronics
depot. With 1000 foot spools of bulk cable running under $40 on
eBay, it requires little investment to keep a supply on hand.
"Even if you’re like me and wind up turning most
do-it-yourself handyman projects into some kind of exotic folk art,
assembling a network cable is surprisingly easy. With a little
practice you can finish the job in less than ten minutes."