Cat 5

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope
Cat 5 cable

Alternatively referred to as an Ethernet cable or LAN cable, a Cat 5 or category 5 is a network cable that consists of four twisted pairs of copper wire terminated by an RJ-45 connector. Cat 5 has a maximum length of 100m, exceeding this length without the aid of bridge or other network device could cause network issues. The picture shows an example of what a Cat 5 cable may look like with the connector, as well as the other end of the cable with each of the wires it contains.

How to remove an Ethernet cable

  1. Locate the Ethernet cable; it should be on the back or side of your laptop or PC.
  2. Grasp the cable connector as close to the port as you can.
  3. You should feel a tab on the top or bottom (it may be under a rubber cable end coating).
  4. Depress this tab and pull the cable out.

The cable should come out very easily. If it doesn't, you haven't pressed the tab down far enough.

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