Cable Colors

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Mon Jun 16 20:13:49 CDT 2008


> > But for proper cabling, see 
> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I1X6PM -- and make sure you read
> > the comments...
> 
> *That* link requires a put-down-your-coffee warning. Most notable is the 
> number of stars in the rating, which goes hand in hand with the 
> comments. Thank you. I still have tears in my eyes.

And it's all relative.  One of the comments was:

"You can get the exact same connection from a $5 digital cable."

And I found myself thinking, "at that price, even that's a rip-off."
But that's bulk wholesale pricing I'm thinking of, I guess, or make it
yourself.

Speaking of cables and veering off towards cable-making, I was wondering
what people thought of the so-called "EZ RJ45" stuff.  One of the hazards
of doing long-term cut-to-length wiring is that if a crimp really goes
wrong, you might mess up your artistic work or need to re-cut a new cable.
Even having done as many cables as I've done, I occasionally have one go
bad.  The EZ stuff looks like an interesting compromise, does anyone with
a few thousand crimps worth of experience with it have any comments?

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
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With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.




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