Here’s a demo of how to make a CAT5e (Category 5 enhanced) Ethernet patch cable using cable and tools you can get at your local home improvement store. Ethan Banks, co-founder of Packet Pushers, talks you through it.
Will you save money making your own patch cables? Not unless you’re making a lot of cables, and even then…hmm. Probably not. So why learn about this? Knowledge is a good thing, and it’s good to understand how these patch cables work.
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