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  Reply # 607367 10-Apr-2012 11:58
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If you do that you can't get a replacement. I'd just throw in a new cable personally, even with the extra hassle.




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  Reply # 607369 10-Apr-2012 12:03
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timmmay, but there be spiders!

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  Reply # 607374 10-Apr-2012 12:23
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Are you certain you have tested it correctly. One end of the cable into a switch, the other into your laptop?
As others have said, I'd be surpised if there is anything wrong with the cable.



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  Reply # 607383 10-Apr-2012 12:47
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Rob,

Yes, tested cable exactly that way.

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  Reply # 607688 11-Apr-2012 09:54
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UPDATE:   Took a very close, magnified look at the plug and found that a couple of the clear plastic separating lugs appeared to be at an angle.   Straightened them up and tested .... it worked !!!

Unlike other RJ45 plugs that have close-cropped wire separators, this one has them protruding just a minute amount, and OBVIOUSLY I did scrape or pinch the plug when feeding it through the floorboards, but of course I'll continue denying it was me Innocent

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  Reply # 607695 11-Apr-2012 10:06
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phew, no spiders then.



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  Reply # 607699 11-Apr-2012 10:21
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Ha ha ... yeah, crawling around with only 40 to 50cm height ain't fun. Worse yet there are some old dessicated bones undre there ... not sure if animal or last owners practised Satanic rites!

Regarding the offending plug, naturally I'll say it was my wife's fault when she shoved it down the hole from above.

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