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 Question by Ron Roemer posted 25 Sep 2002
 cat5 connectors
I have been trying to put r45 connectors on cat5 cable for networking my computers. I bought a commercial crimping tool. I matched the colors exactly the same as a the commercial cables I use and have made repeated attempts and the cable still dosen't work. The wire colors are matched, wires are pushed in properly, crimping appears to be sufficent. What could be wrong!!!!
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 04 Oct 2002
Dear Ron,
I'm assuming that you've double-checked the color coding.
The other reason that I can think of is: the plugs may not be suitable for the type of cable you're using. They make two types of plugs: for solid conductor cable and for stranded conductor cable. It is very much possible that if you are using stranded type plug on solid conductor cable, there will be no reliable contact.
Hope this helps.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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