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Cutting and Extending Ethernet cables

by wntdaliv / November 23, 2006 11:53 PM PST

I have a bunch of ethernet cables lying around, but for the purpose of reaching accross the room and hooking up to where I've chosen my computer to be, none of them are long enough.

Basically, could I just cut off the ends of a few of them and rewire them into the middle of one of them to make it much longer without having to go buy a bunch of double sided female connecters?

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(NT) Any tech could do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 12:49 AM PST
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Avoid loosing the twist. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 24, 2006 7:33 AM PST

Cat-5 cable is Cat-5 because of the increased number of twists per inch. When you splice them make sure the twists are close together at the splice. The "technical" reason is called "self induction". Keep the twists tight.

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RJ-11 Ethernet Extender is your best bet
by yujen88 / August 6, 2009 9:56 AM PDT
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Another option...
by cammbyjr / August 6, 2009 10:15 AM PDT

is to just toss the short cables as they are so cheap nowadays anyway.

Check a site such as and you can get 50ft for <$5 or 100ft for $8.

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