How to test a network cable?

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Understanding how to test a network cable

A network cable is a type of ethernet network cable that brings an internet connection to TVs and computers. If you’re having connection problems on your devices, then the problem may be a faulty cable. To test the cable, plug it into a network cable tester and see if it successfully transmits a signal. ClickAway can do this for you quickly with our in-person house/office call service. If you don’t have a network cable tester, there are other troubleshooting tests to tell if the problem is the cable or your modem.

  1. Check internet cable connection on TV or computer
  2. Confirm network cable is fully plugged in
  3. Look for a green light on the back of the modem
  4. Inspect cable for any physical damage
  5. Use a new cable to see if connection improves

Connecting and fixing internet cables can be a daunting task if you decide to do it yourself. ClickAway’s networking specialist will come to your Bay Area business or home – we have loads of experience with how to test a network cable. We take care of all the little details that go into making the bigger picture. You can learn more about ClickAway on Diamond Certified, our website or other sources.

How to test a network cable

Warning: Why Duct Tape Can’t Be Used To Insulate Wires and Cables

One of the few things duct tape can’t do well is insulate wires. Duct tape uses cloth fibers in its backing, which, when placed up against electrically charged wires, can dry out over time and possibly even catch fire; especially, when they carry high voltages of electricity. If it’s torn, chewed, frayed or otherwise damaged, just replace it.

Category: Computer Networks & Cables
Tags: ethernet network cable, internet cable, LAN cable problems, network cable