I had the same issue with a few office machines. The little plastic tab was broken off and the ethernet cable would pop off with little effort. For some odd reason the IT staffer thought it was not worth it to replace the cable. You can imagine that we have a new cable and IT staffer.
I'm certain I'm not the first person to run into this problem, although I might be the first one who couldn't find a resolution. Any of you experts out there have a suggestion for how to block physical access to the connections on the back of a computer? How about a lock box for an ethernet jack panel.
I'm not looking for a major expense. So I've more or less ruled out Kiosks.
I have two computers (towers) and an HP Laserjet 6L printer in a public room. And EVERY day I get complaints that they are not working. And EVERY day it's because someone disconnected the ethernet cable where it connects to the the wall jack or something on the back of the computer.
I'm desperate for inexpensive suggestions for locking these areas up. Any ideas?
Thanks for the help.