Update: Ultimate Links 2 - Network Problems

The cause of most network problems is by Cables.

Sometime ago, I read that about 70% of network problems are caused by faulty cables. This figure may have been a holdover from older coaxial thinwire Ethernet networks , which were notorious, and one of the reasons twisted-pair networks were developed; however, my experience shows the problem has not been entirely solved, by any means, and that cabling still accounts for the bulk of network problems, and especially when installing new networks.

My experience also shows that that percentage is probably higher than 70% when crossover cablesare involved because many of them are custom made by people who do not know how to make them, use the wrong kind of cable/connectors, do not have proper tools, and do not test them at Ethernet frequencies.

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