Broken Cat 5 cable - spliceable? FREE cabling and networking Helpdesk
 Question by Terry Conners posted 31 May 2003
 Broken Cat 5 cable - spliceable?
Well, it's happened. My wife managed to fatally crimp the 100' Cat 5 network cable at a point about 10 feet from her computer connection. Is there any way to salvage this thing, or do I need to re-sring a new cable (or go wireless at this point)?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 03 Jun 2003
Dear Terry,

Sorry about that, but the CAT5E cable should be re-pulled. There are no splices allowed between the jacks on the ends of the cable. On the bright side of it though, you may use the old cable as a pull string, and actually pull TWO cables instead of one for just in case. Say, next year you may want to install a networked printer or a fax machine there next to the computer. So the second connection may come very handy.

Good luck!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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