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 Question by kevin Ingraham posted 20 Jan 2003
What causes an attenuation failure in a cat 6 test. I am doing a link test with an agilent lengths are around 250 failure is about a .5 margin.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 05 Feb 2003
Dear Kevin,

That would most likely be bad punch-down. Just get back to this jack and/or port on the patch panel and re-punch it. This is of course assuming that the tool was calibrated lately because miscalibration also tends to produce such little deviations from normal.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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