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Many a times, if we have a home set up of network, we used to find problems related to wireless network adapter and internet connection. Every day, people complain of wireless network adapter can not see the network. This article will help you to give an insight into the causes and how to fix such issue.
More often, if your computer can not connect with the wireless network, then the reason may be because of wireless network adapter either switched off or disabled in software. many a times, it is difficult to determine whether network adapter has been switched off or disabled. through device manager, it becomes easier to know whether network adapter has been disabled through software or not.
To fix such error, run device manager, click on view and select show hidden devices, under network adapters, uninstall everything except for the Bluetooth stuff and restart the computer. in such cases, the wireless network must work. If it does not work after doing this, which is extremely rare, then use system restore to edit the changes that you had made recently for connection. many a times, you need to roll back your adapter driver.
Another alternative solution to this problem is if your computer is discrete, plug in a USB or PC card and then shut down after making sure that it is plugged firmly and then reboot it. If the wireless network is designed in a way that it is hot-swappable which means plugged in while the computer is on, it is quite better to shut it down and then perform the action so that it provides a chance to the operating system to reset?
To many people (myself included) networking can be a scary task – the idea of having to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger feels almost unnatural, and yes, admittedly awkward as well, but believe it or not, the more you put yourself out there and meet people, the easier it seems to get. The more people you meet, the bigger your network gets, and the results of your networking efforts can be very rewarding both personally and professionally if it’s done right.
Networking is about more than just handing out as many cards as possible, it’s about building relationships with people, and that takes time. in fact, it has been said that it takes 7 points of contact with a person to build a relationship where they know, like and trust you enough to do business with you. sure, 7 contacts may seem like a lot at first, but when you really think about it, it makes sense. Building trust definitely takes time, and would you do business with someone you didn’t trust? I didn’t think so.
Below are some quick tips to help ease you into networking:
Start with your current network: Family members, friends and past and current coworkers can all become the beginnings of your network. Don’t be afraid to tell them what your business is about and even ask them if they know anyone who may be interested in your services.
Look online: The Internet is a great place to find networking events in and around your area. Check out government-funded networking events, visit sites like LinkedIn and meetup.com or do a Google search for networking clubs and upcoming events in your area.
Sell yourself, not your business: when you meet people don’t immediately push your services on to them in a quick and dirty manner. Be interested in the other person, listen and care about what they say and try to make a connection. Remember, business is all about relationships.
Look, listen and learn: When you meet other people during your networking events, notice what makes them good networkers and try to adopt some of their techniques.
Check in regularly with your network: this is an important and often overlooked step in networking. Be sure to keep in touch with your network to see what they are up to and how you can help them. Give them a call or email, send them an interesting article, invite them to an event you think they may be interested in.
Good luck with your networking efforts
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Aug 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics co. Ltd, today announced the Series 7, a sleek, cutting edge laptop line, at the IFA global consumer electronics tradeshow. Encased in a stunningly thin and compact aluminum chassis, the Series 7 is a highly powerful computer that empowers savvy consumers and design conscience business users to accomplish more in less time.
“The Series 7 is an ideal laptop for discerning users who need to be highly productive everywhere they go, with advanced features such as Samsung’s exclusive fast start technology, a high-speed processor and a large, matte screen that is visible anywhere, even outside,” said Scott Ledterman, director of mobile PC marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. “Our goal is to create notebooks that constantly inspire and enrich customers’ lives and with the Series 7, one of the thinnest quad core PCs to date, cutting edge consumers and business users can capitalize on Samsung’s advanced engineering, inside and out.”
with a sleek brushed-aluminum body under one-inch thick, smooth lines and a stunningly thin bezel screen, the Series 7 embodies premium design, making it an ideal computer for users looking to make a statement.
by minimizing the bezel and maximizing the screen, the Samsung Series 7 laptop is highly portable without sacrificing screen size. Incorporating Samsung’s latest Max Screen technology, the Series 7 enables users to experience up to an extra inch of viewing without sacrificing mobility or portability, with the 14-inch display being contained within the form factor traditionally associated with a 13-inch model.
The 13-inch or 15.6-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) high resolution, matte display features 16 million colors and up to 50 percent better brightness (300 nit) provided by Samsung Superbright Technology, as well as an AMD Radeon HD6750M graphics card. these features make the display ideal for any power user’s needs, whether inside or out, viewing everything from presentations to photos, videos and games.
Series 7, with the Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor, features ExpressCache(TM), a technology which accelerates boot-up and start times. it provides an extra 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard enabling faster start-up as well as increasing the overall performance. Web browsing is up to 50-60 percent quicker (using Microsoft Internet Explorer).
The Series 7 keeps up with your fast-paced life no matter where you are. it features Samsung’s exclusive FastStart technology, which enables the laptop to transition from a hybrid sleep mode to full functionality in as little as two-three seconds, while quick Boot has the notebook ready to go — from cold — in just 19 seconds, enabling users to quickly jump into work or play while on-the-go.
The Series 7 was designed to offer highly mobile users a powerful computer in a compact, portable form factor, allowing them to capitalize on Samsung’s advanced features without being weighed or slowed down.
Samsung’s exclusive Easy Settings make it effortless to connect the Series 7 to new wireless networks, projectors and more by giving you easy access to commonly used PC settings, resulting in stress-free business travel and presentations. Samsung Easy Migration allows users to seamlessly transfer existing files to the new laptop by connecting their old PC to the Series 7, launching and starting Easy Migration and letting the PC do the rest.
with up to nine hours of battery life**, the Series 7 ensures an all day connection while on-the-go. The inclusion of Samsung Power Plus technology means that the Series 7 battery will retain 80 percent of the original battery capacity for up to 1,500 charges — giving users a battery that works whenever and wherever they need it, even after three years of use.
Signature Samsung Technology
Samsung’s Support Center ensures all content stays safe and can help troubleshoot any particular problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or arrange for a tech-support web chat. Samsung’s Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device.
The Samsung Series 7 will be available starting October 2, 2011. it will retail for $999 — $1,299. all Samsung mobile PC products are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels. for a full list of retailers, call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit samsung.com .
* all functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
NP700Z5A- NP700Z5A- NP700Z3A- NP700Z5B- S02US S01US S01US W01UB —————— —————— —————— ——————- Processor Intel® Core(TM) i7 Intel® Core(TM) i7 Intel® Core(TM) i5 Intel® Core(TM) i7- Processor Processor Processor 2675QM 2675QM (2.20 2675QM (2.20 2430M Processor GHz, 6 MB GHz, 6 MB (2.40 GHz, 3 MB (BGA Type, SV) [L3]) [L3]) [L3]) —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Operating System Genuine Genuine Genuine Genuine Windows® 7 Windows® 7 Windows® 7 Windows® 7 Home Premium Professional (64 Home Premium Home Premium (64 bit) bit) (64 bit) (64 bit) —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Memory 6GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 6GB DDR3 6GB DDR3 (Max) (on Board 4G + (on Board 4G + (on Board 4G + 2G) 4G) 2G) —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Storage 750GB 750GB 750GB 750GB (max) w/ EC 8GB w/ EC 8GB w/ EC 8GB —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Screen 15.6″ 15.6″ 14.0″ 15.6″ —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Resolution 1600 x 900 1600 x 900 1600 x 900 1600 x 900 —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Graphics AMD Radeon AMD Radeon AMD Radeon AMD Xeymour HD 6750M HD 6750M HD 6490M HD 6490M —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Speakers 3 W (1.5 W x 2) 3 W (1.5 W x 2) 3 W (1.5 W x 2) 3 W (1.5 W x 2) stereo speakers stereo speakers stereo speakers stereo speakers —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Integrated 1.3MP HD 1.3MP HD 1.3MP HD 1.3MP HD Camera —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Battery Lithium Polymer; Lithium Polymer; Lithium Polymer; Lithium Polymer; up to 9 hours up to 9 hours up to 9 hours up to 9 hours —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Wireless 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- Weight 5.05 lbs 5.05 lbs 4.30 lbs 5.05 lbs —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————- MSRP $1,149.00 $1,299.00 $1,099.00 $999.99 —————- —————— —————— —————— ——————-
** Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile mark tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration.
Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operationg system and preloaded content software
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world’s largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers and digital signage solutions. for more information, please visit samsung.com or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” for more information, please visit samsung.com . you can also Fan Samsung on Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
About Samsung Electronics co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. for more information, please visit samsung.com .
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ASUS Releases Sleek Lightweight W5A Notebook: Swivel-Mounted Mega-Pixel Webcam is Video Conference-Ready, with
(PRWEB) June 29, 2005
The ASUS W5As sleek, stylish lightweight design optimizes functionality and satisfaction of users plugged into business and /or personal webcam life styles. Its distinctive built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam is swivel mounted in the notebooks LCD case frame for 180usability.
Chipset: Intel 915GM
Memory: 512MB of DDR2 400, upgradeable to 768MB
Wireless: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, RF mouse receiver
Web-cam: 1.3M pixel web-cameraThe faster-performing W5A notebook offers DDR II memory, built-in RF mouse receiver, slim optical drive, and easily syncs-up with other devices. The W5A also features Bluetooth wireless connectivity. ASUS award winning engineering design team focused on creating a lightweight notebook that makes image capture easy and fun.
Comfort & Luxury
Made for the sophisticated urban metropolitan generation, Asus design team focused on young Internet-savvy notebook users needs for functionality and fashion. The W5As built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam swivels 180, allowing the camera to face the notebook user or, with a flip, subjects on the other side of the screen. The high resolution 12.1 inch widescreen with glare-reducing technology offers exceptional images and motion pictures of vibrant and brilliant colors. Its built-in microphone and exclusive LifeFrame software were especially developed for the W5A, to allow easy image-capture, audio recording, easy display of still photos, video play-back and/or best-synchronized video conferencing. Its sleek and slim at 1.6kg (3.53 lbs), an important consideration for students or business professionals who rely on portability, and is available in the most enduring classic colors of fashion: black or white.
Powerful Mobile Computing
The W5A notebook leverages the latest Intel 915GM chipset, which incorporates advanced 90nm technology for mobile processing to support DDR II memory and exceptional 3D video. With built-in wireless LAN, RF mouse receiver, and optional Bluetooth allowing wireless connectivity to the Internet and other devices, the W5A series is ideal for home, office and anywhere in between.
Outstanding Multimedia Experience
Emphasizing young users focus on multimedia, the W5A features an ultra-slim optical drive that burns webcam recorded images into DVDs, USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 digital interface, a TV-Out connection and a multiple-standard card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO). The standard 12.1-inch high-resolution widescreen has Color Shine glare-reducing technology, and new display technology called Crystal Shine which delivers higher brightness and rich color contrast with significant enhancements when used for movie viewing and 3D gaming.
Display: 12.1 WXGA
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CPU: Intel Pentium M 740, 533MHz, 1.7GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
Interface: 3 X USB, 1x TV-Out, 1 x Card-Reader. 1X 1394, 1X PCMCIA
Dimension and Weight: 29.7 x 22 x 2.7-3.1 cm, 1.6kg
11.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches, 3.53lbs
ASUS Computer International (TSE:2357), is a leading provider of consumer electronic solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class engineering plus offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUS provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 10 player globally for notebooks, optical drives, broadband modems and a wide range of other products.
For more information about ASUS Notebooks please visit http://www. ca.asus.com/mobile
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless is turning on the world’s most advanced wireless network in 15 additional cities and expanding its network in 10 cities on Aug. 18, bringing the blazingly fast speed of 4G LTE to more than 160 million Americans – more than half the U.S. population – in fewer than eight months. Consumers and businesses can choose from an array of 4G LTE-enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks and netbooks, and hotspots to connect to the fastest 4G LTE network in the country, now available in 117 cities.
On Thursday, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in Tucson, Ariz.; Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.; Bakersfield and Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Frederick, Md.; Worcester, Mass.; Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa; Albany, Ithaca and Syracuse, N.Y.; Altoona and Johnstown, Pa.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Provo, Utah. the company is also expanding its 4G LTE network on Thursday in Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Lansing, Mich.; new York, N.Y.; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah.
“In eight short months we’ve introduced our 4G LTE network to more than half of the U.S. population, while continuing to offer the nation’s most reliable 3G network coast to coast,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “This matters to millions of Americans because they can take advantage of faster 4G LTE speeds both at home and when they travel throughout the country – today and in many more markets to come this year. each new market and expansion is significant as it brings us closer to delivering on the promise to bring our 4G LTE network to more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011.”
4G LTE Devices
Consumers can choose from 10 devices to access the blazingly fast speeds of the 4G LTE network, including:
- Smartphones: Revolution(TM) by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung and ThunderBolt(TM) by HTC
- Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab(TM) 10.1 with 4G LTE
- Notebooks and Netbooks: HPÂ® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC and Compaq(TM) Mini CQ10-688nr with built-in 4G LTE
- Hotspots: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi(TM) 4510L and Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
- Modems: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB modem
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. for details on all 4G LTE devices visit verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas today who purchase 4G LTE devices to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their areas.
Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. the company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
Verizon Wireless’ vision also includes bringing its 4G LTE network beyond major cities. the company is working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G LTE network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, 10 rural companies have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.1 million people in rural communities and nearly 62,000 square miles. these companies include: Bluegrass Cellular, Cross Telephone, Pioneer Cellular, Cellcom, Thumb Cellular, Strata Networks, S&R Communications, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Custer Telephone Cooperative and Convergence Technologies.
4G LTE Markets as of Aug. 18, 2011
While Verizon Wireless’ 3G network covers more than 290 million Americans, the company’s 4G LTE network will be available in 117 cities on Thursday, including:
Since 2007, when Verizon Wireless jump-started the global 4G LTE ecosystem with its selection of LTE for its 4G technology, the company has developed deep partnerships to spearhead a broad LTE ecosystem, with many being fostered at the LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and the Application Innovation Center in San Francisco.
Visit verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. the company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). for more information, visit verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
It cannot be denied that iPhone’s entry into the mobile phone arena led to a revolutionary change that shook the entire industry. the big players in the cellular phone market became unsettled with the large market share hauled by the iPhone, so much that over the years they have churned cellphone after cellphone as iPhone competitors.
The iPhone competitors in the last few years have not met with success in dislodging the iPhone from its throne as the king of mobile phones, but the new crop of SmartPhones released this 2009 promise to at least give the iPhone a run for its money.
Whether they can seriously topple the iPhone remains to be seen. nonetheless, they provide a viable alternative to mobile phone consumers who are not really attracted to the reported magnificence of the iPhone. What are these iPhone competitors that show potential to outrun the iPhone? here are five of them.
1. Palm Pre. Palm has always been known for its line of SmartPhones, starting with the personal digital assistants or PDAs that they released in the mid-1990s. in an effort to win over iPhone enthusiasts, the company came out with the Palm Pre. the Palm Pre runs on the newest version of the Palm webOS. just like the iPhone, it has a touchscreen but it also has a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
Multimedia features of the Palm Pre include a 3-megapixel camera. It has email and instant messaging capabilities under the Palm Synergy software suite. with an 8-gigabyte memory, the Palm Pre has Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS.
2. HTC Touch Diamond 2. the Taiwan-based HTC Corporation is also one of the top companies in the running for iPhone’s throne. This year, it released the HTC Touch Diamond 2, a SmartPhone running on the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. the HTC Touch Diamond 2, as its name suggests, also has a touchscreen and is capable of connecting on HSDPA as well as on Wi-Fi networks.
This newest version of the HTC Touch model allows users to send emails and instant messages using Microsoft’s Mobile Outlook suite. It has a 5-megapixel camera as well as access to multimedia apps through the Microsoft Marketplace.
3. HTC Magic. the HTC Touch is not the only offering that the HTC Corporation has to the range of iPhone competitors out there. It also has HTC Magic. the HTC Magic has a number of features similar to those of the HTC Touch. the biggest and most glaring difference, however, is the fact that HTC Magic runs on the new Google Android OS.
The HTC Magic also has a less powerful camera at 3.2 megapixels, but it can also connect to HSDPA and Wi-Fi networks. Installed apps include access to AmazonMP3, Google Maps and YouTube, as well as other apps downloadable from the Android Market.
4. LG-GMT30. LG has also long been in the running to dislodge the iPhone as the market leader, and this can be seen from the long line of SmartPhones it has released over the years since the iPhone’s launch. the latest in this line is none other than the LG-GMT30. the LG-GMT30 runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, has a touchscreen and is capable of connecting to HSDPA and Wi-Fi networks. It also makes use of the Mobile Outlook Suite, with other apps available for download at the Windows Marketplace.
5. Nokia N86. Nokia is a giant among mobile phone manufacturers, and its sales volume is close enough to rival that of Apple for the iPhone. the Nokia N86 is a SmartPhone running on the Symbian S60 OS, with a touchscreen and an 8-gigabyte memory. Users can connect to Wi-Fi and HSDPA networks using this phone. Nokia has its own email and instant messaging suite, and apps are available from Nokia’s own store.
There are many contenders to the iPhone’s throne, but which iPhone competitor will successfully dethrone it, no one knows as yet. But even if these phones fail to edge the iPhone out, they can at least provide sound alternatives for those who do not find the iPhone appealing.
Ethernet cables are essentially the lifeline of our home networks, and our internet. Almost every home network uses ethernet cables to connect either their modem to their router or their routers to their computers. Ethernet cables are especially important for those users who are still on wired networks, and haven’t made the jump to wireless yet. for those of you that have had to go out and purchase ethernet cables in the past know that these cables do not come cheap for anything over 10 feet or so. If you have to stretch it up to 20+ feet the price increase is exponential, when in fact, it doesn’t really cost that much more to make a longer cable. In today’s post we’re going to show you how to make your own ethernet cable.
Materials for making Ethernet Cables
- Wire Cutters/Strippers- I’m sure you have atleast one pair laying around, if you followed my article on how to assemble the ultimate PC toolkit you should have a pair in your amazing PC toolkit.
- RJ45 Crimping Tool- This is used for crimping or terminating the ends of the cable so they stay attached, you can get these at a radioshack-type store or save yourself some money and get them off Amazon for cheap.
- Network Cable Tester- This tool is option, but it helps alot if you want to make sure the cables you’re making are working correctly, and to test cables if you ever think you might have a bad cable. these can also be found on Amazon for relatively decent prices.
- CAT5 Ethernet Cable- You’ll need this stuff to make the cables out of, you can get this at Home Depot or Lowe’s, it’ll usually come in a box, and it’s just the cable with no ends on it.
- RJ45 Connectors- last but not least, you’ll need RJ45 connectors. these can be found at a Radioshack-type store or on Amazon, if you can’t tell I really do a lot of shopping on Amazon.
Ethernet Cable making Instructions
- First, you’ll want to measure out how long you want your cable to be, just so you don’t have all this extra cable slack, or you don’t make a cable too short, that would suck. Then, add 5 inches to that length so you have something to work with when terminating the cable ends.
- Pull out your wire strippers and strip about an inch off of the cable, now you’ll want to un-twist the cables all the way to the rubber shield. You’ll want to make sure there is a few millimeters of copper exposed so they can make contact with the RJ-45 connector
- What you want to do is make sure each wire is in the correct position before you put on the RJ-45 connector. for normal ends it should be white-orange, orange, white-green, blue, white-blue, green, white-brown, brown, and this should be from look at the top of the connector, the bottom of the connector is the part with the plastic tab. for crossover cables the order is white-green, green, white-orange, blue, white-blue, orange, white-brown, brown.
- Put on the RJ-45 connector, and make sure the copper ends are making contact with the metal plates in the RJ-45 connector, if they aren’t go back and try organizing the wires so they all connect.
- Put it in the crimping tool and crimp it, now you have one end terminated.
- For the other end repeat steps 2-6.
- Plug your ethernet cable into the tester and see if it all the lights light up green, if they do then you’re good, and you can get to making your other cables, if they don’t you’ll have to cut off the RJ-45 connector and reterminate your ends with a new connector. At first it’s hard to get the hang of it, but in no time you’ll be making cables like Speedy Gonzales.
I also found these a build your own network cable kit on Amazon that look like a really good deal. for less than $60 on most kits you can get everything you need to make your network cable, including all the tools, the RJ-45 connectors, and you also get 100-500 Feet of Ethernet Cable for all of your networking needs.