[PLUG-TALK] Cat5e cable: open [UPDATE]

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sun Dec 29 11:01:56 PST 2019


On Sun, 29 Dec 2019, Galen Seitz wrote:

> Just perform a binary search.
>
> 1. Cut cable in half.
> 2. Test each half.
> 3. Set good half aside.
> 4. Go to step 1 with bad half.

Galen,

That requires a bunch of RJ-45 plugs.

> You could probably find the location of the open with a time domain
> reflectometer (TDR), but a new cable will be cheaper by about 3 orders of
> magnitude.

Yep. $407 for one on Amazon is not worth it for me. Home Depot sells 100
feet of cat5e cable for > $15. I'm using it to replace the cat5 cables for
each link.

So, I wonder if Waste Management accepts ethernet cables for recycling.
Perhaps FG does.

Thanks for the advice.

Regards,

Rich


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