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
- Locate the Ethernet cable; it should be on the back or side of your laptop or PC.
- Grasp the cable connector as close to the port as you can.
- You should feel a tab on the top or bottom (it may be under a rubber cable end coating).
- Depress this tab and pull the cable out.
Note: The cable should come out very easily. If it doesn't, you haven't pressed the tab down far enough.