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RJ-45 extender

Experts won't talk about this. Network administrators want this to be banned. Introducing the RJ-45 extender. So what if it plays electrical havoc with your cabling standards. It works pretty ok -- as long as you don't use too many of these, don't move them around too much, and of course, keep it a secret from your network administrator. P.S., It has proved a life-saver a few times. Should not be used as a permanent fixture unless absolutely necessary. This does degrade the quality of electrical signal on your network.


Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.