If you are a network engineer, cabling is a part of your life. A decent Cat 5 cable should last you between at least five and 10 years. Whether you are putting in a 75 ft ethernet cable or just running USB cables shorter distances, there are some basic things you need to remember when you are running cable.
- Measure and measure again. In carpentry, they have a saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” The same adage can be used in cabling. If you are not careful when you are measuring your cables, you can end up wasting a lot. If you need a 75 ft ethernet cable, for instance, you do not need a cable that is only 74 feet. You may think that a few feet of wa