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    Ethernet cat5 rj24 cable tool?

    I am making an ethernet cat5 cable. But i need a crimp tool for the ends. however i have not got this tool. is there anything which i could use instead?

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    you need the tool as its the industry standard to make/create the connection between the pins and copper wire of the cable.

    You could try squeezing the connector really hard with your fingers.

    Failing that, get the crimper.

    Original Poster

    Ok. Is there any other way i could test the cables without the tester?

    asfak

    Ok. Is there any other way i could test the cables without the tester?


    loop it into 2 ports of a router

    asfak

    Ok. Is there any other way i could test the cables without the tester?



    connect pc ---> router and ping it?

    Original Poster

    oldmanhouse

    connect pc ---> router and ping it?



    Can i connect a laptop to router and ping it? If so how do I ping it?

    providing your router is giving out dhcp then yes.

    connect the cable

    Start > run > cmd > ipconfig / all - look for default gateway - this will normally be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

    then type ping 192.168.X.X replace XX with the ip address of your router.

    await the response.

    What you want is called a punch down tool. You can get a cheap disposable punch down tool from eBay that will be OK if you only want to crimp a very small number of cables.

    Edited by: "nick1austin" 20th Nov 2010

    asfak

    Ok. Is there any other way i could test the cables without the tester?


    If you open "Network Connections" under "Control Panel" it shows the status of each ethernet port as connected/disconnected. Also the router may have a LED next to each port that lights up when a cable is inserted.
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