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TechRepublic's Power Checklist: Troubleshooting Patch Cables

Originally Published:
Aug 2006

Call them what you want: patch, Ethernet, category 5, or even cat 5e cables. Regardless of the moniker, Ethernet patch cables perform the bulk of the heavy lifting in every network. Servers, workstations, switches, firewalls, and routers are essentially useless without them. Whether you're rolling out a new network or working to return an existing system to service, use Power Checklist: Troubleshooting Patch Cables to walk you through proven methods of creating, testing, and repairing Ethernet cables and connections.

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