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RJ45 connectors

OldGeezer

Regular Member
Hi all
Am using patch cable from router to laptop for best fibre speed.
Thing is the plastic bit of the connector which helps to lock it into place has snapped off.
Have heard about RJ45 clips but they are expensive if you can find them and have t be bought in like 50 at a time.
Alternative is to put a new connector on the cable myself with a RJ45 Crimping Tool and some pass through connectors to make the task easy.
Can anyone recommend to me which crimping tool to get and where from?
Thanks
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
I've had them work fine without the clip, if you don't touch them. I'd replace it when you get the chance still, (Though never with the crap flat cables, they are utterly useless!).
 

candlerb

Regular Member
If you're crimping your own connectors, you'll need to buy the right kind of cable too (solid core). Trying to crimp a connector onto a factory-made cable may not work at all, or worse, may give an intermittently unreliable connection.

I concur with the suggestion just to buy a new cable. fs.com sell them at ludicrously cheap prices, although there is £12 postage to pay for orders under £79. It's a good opportunity to buy spares though :)
 

OldGeezer

Regular Member
If you're crimping your own connectors, you'll need to buy the right kind of cable too (solid core). Trying to crimp a connector onto a factory-made cable may not work at all, or worse, may give an intermittently unreliable connection.

I concur with the suggestion just to buy a new cable. fs.com sell them at ludicrously cheap prices, although there is £12 postage to pay for orders under £79. It's a good opportunity to buy spares though :)
I intend to cut the connector off and start from scratch. Plenty of vids on youtube, should be easy-peasy.
 

Pwablo

Top Member
Stick it in and squash a ball of blu-tack onto one side. done this loads of times with connectors with broken clips, an inexpensive hack that works great.
 
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