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# 13052 20-Apr-2007 00:53
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well, this question has been bugginfg me for some time and i can't find a good solution from google.
the Q is: how can one find out the spot where the network cable breaks (ie, 14.6m from the pc connection ....etc)?? are there any softwares/hardware for this sort of diagnosis? i've seen "cable tester" on the web,  can they do the job?


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  # 67809 20-Apr-2007 00:58
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Time domain reflector will tell you, part of a true cable tester that can certify to cat5 performance, as opposed to the blinking lights tester that you may be referring too.

The thing is, what are you gonna do when you find the break? Cant really repair it, so all it tells you is that its broken. I spose you can cut it and use it as 2 separate cables, but if its broken there, its probably gonna break elsewhere if its being stretched etc


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  # 67955 21-Apr-2007 00:46
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very good point there. i never thought of what to do after i find the break.... well, and all i can do is replace the cable as i am not a trained professional network person. thanks tho.


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  # 67965 21-Apr-2007 08:43
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Not sure how to find out where its broken... I would start with the connectors and make sure the wires are all in correctly and that they dont look corroded. If you find the break you could just recrimp it and put in a joiner. Might take you down to 10base though but would be easier than replacing the entire cable.

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