I have a very long ethernet cable that had broken connectors.
It was time to make a change.
I have had a cable crimper and tool for a long time and some connectors.
Hack off the bad connector.
In examining the cable carefully I realized that this was a cross-over not a straight-through cable. I wanted a cross-over cable. No power-over-ethernet stuff to worry about. What this meant, however, is that once I did one end of the cable, I had absolutely to do the other end as well to be sure. The straight and the cross-over have a different order of the little wires.
Untwist the twisted pairs. Which… now that I think of it… is a good slogan for the present day culture wars.
Got them into the right order and them trimmed them down to the right length.
Stuck them into the crimper and, well, crimped ‘em.
Yes, indeed, I need to do the other end too. Sip some Mystic Monk Coffee (it’s swell!) and repeat the process.
I don’t have an ethernet cable tester, but I carefully double-checked the order of the wires. It works just fine.
I have spool of cat-5, some connectors, a crimper. Ready to go.
Need cables? Do it yourself.