Quiz : Patchcords: Expect the Worst!
It’s the little things that count—or, in this case, the short things: patchcords. Copper or fiber patchcords used in connecting network gear are generally purchased in bulk, often at the lowest price. Based on comments and questions I’ve received recently, they are the weakest link in the cabling system. Remember, a bad patchcord can make that great cabling system you installed look terrible—or not work at all.