You know you're having a bad day ... when you make a network cable that tests bad (one open conductor), so you replace both ends – and it still tests bad! That's exactly what just happened to me. I couldn't believe it when the cable tested bad after replacing both new ends I'd just installed. I tracked it down: there was actually a flaw in the cable itself, a place where one conductor got kinked and broke.
First time that has ever happened to me, in over 50 years of building electronic gear.
That cable was “proudly” made in the U.S., too...
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