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    cable testing

    Silly question I know:
    Checking out a cable stretching halfway across the school with my trusty cable tester: Lights cycle 1 to 8 as they should but 'G' doesnt come on at all at either end.
    Don't think I have noticed before whether it comes on or not.
    Is this a problem? I'm not too hot on networking issues ops:
    Thanks

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    Re: cable testing

    Unless it's shielded twisted pair which has the ground sheilding connected to the sockets then it won't. Normal UTP i.e unshielded twisted pair is common.

    Ben

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    Re: cable testing

    As Ben says - not a problem with normal cable.

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: cable testing

    So the cable is OK then?
    Thanks for that

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    Re: cable testing

    Yup its fine unless its shielded cable

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