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Chasing Down The One-Off Network Anomaly

Most hard-core network wiring tasks are best left to the professionals.  However, the occasional cable run or the random cable end that gets damaged or even tracing a cable run is hardly worth a) calling someone out and b) waiting for a day or so to get it fixed/done.

Now if you do this kind of work professionally, you absolutely must invest in quality equipment that you can rely on day in and day out.  However, for those of us "closet" network guys, we need an array of tools that work fairly well but don't cost us a fortune.  And since I also do this kind of work around the house, I am inclined to make these purchases personally but have the tools handy to do small jobs around campus as well...another reason to be budget conscious.  Now you could buy a toner, cable tester, crimper, punch down tool, wire cutters, etc. separately but you're likely still going to spend over $100 or maybe even more.

Enter UbiGear Cable Tester +Crimp Crimper +100 RJ45 CAT5 CAT5e Connector Plug Network Tool Kits.


For all your one-off Cat5e jobs around the house or around the campus, this is the kit for you.  Everything works well and I've done multiple cable runs, cable tests and chased down lots of network drops that were not labeled, all with these tools.  And you even get 100 new RJ45 cable ends to boot!

But hey, if you are independently wealthy or don't suffer from budget constraints (personal, professional or both) then by all means, spend your money on top quality tools...or just call in a pro for every job.  Otherwise, make a nominal investment in the UbiGear Cable Tester +Crimp Crimper +100 RJ45 CAT5 CAT5e Connector Plug Network Tool Kits and score major points with your on-campus constituents for your rapid response to sporadic network cable issues.

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