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 Repurposing a RG45 jack off a bad cable to occupy a port you don't want to use
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:57:01 AM on 6 April 2020.
Wa2ise's avatar
 Location: Oradell, US
 Member since 2 April 2010
 Member #: 643
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I had to change out a flakey ethernet cable. Between the house router and the cable modem. plugged the new cable in, but by mistake plugged it into the "DMZ" port on the house router. And thus lost connection to the 'net. Took a while to figure it out. I then decided to reuse a spent RG45 connector to fill the DMZ port, to keep me from making that error again. Clipped the wires close to the spent connector, and bent the stubs into it to avoid shorts. And some hot melt glue to keep things still, and added a bit of orange insulation as a flag of sorts.

Sure, this isn't gonna set the IT world on fire... Smile

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:15:38 AM on 6 April 2020.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Useful, particularly when you are fumbling around the back of something you can't see.

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