[nSLUG] WIFI dongle for linux?

Frank Geitzler frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 12 22:46:11 ADT 2017

Mike, before you rush out, you might want to check Amazon.ca at the 
following link:


They have a number of crimpers listed for CAT5, CAT6, and if you scroll 
down a bit you will see the following kit... 32.99 with free shipping.

Frank Geitzler

    RJ45 CAT5, CAT6 LAN Network Tool Kit, Cable Tester and Crimper + 50
    Connectors Included.

        RJ45 CAT5, CAT6 LAN Network Tool Kit, Cable Tester and Crimper +
        50 Connectors Included.

    by STANZ
    CDN$ 32.99
    FREE Shipping
    /3.9 out of 5 stars/ 49
    Tools & Home Improvement:See all 281 items

On 2017-07-12 05:43 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Ron Dewar <epiman46 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> connectors and crimping tool can be purchased at RAE electronics in
>> Burnside.
> Oh, well, good.  I managed to find it once before; I can do it again. :-)
>> Home Depot may have similar, but you might have to buy a box of
>> connectors.
> No Home Depot in Bridgewater but easier to get to from here than
> Burnside.  And I don't have any connectors anyhow.
>> Do the job right, and terminate in a junction box, with a female
>> socket (also from Home Depot).
> I have some female wall sockets, just omitted to say so to minimize
> details in a possibly ignorant question.
>> I've never had a problem with home-crimped cat5.  Of course, I have
>> had to re-do ones that I don't get right the first time, which is a
>> little annoying.  But the connectors (male plugs) are pretty cheap
>> at RAE, and the female connectors can be re-wired if you get them
>> wrong
> All good.  I actually have the cable in place, partly in the weeds and
> partly inside buried 4" plastic pipe where it might get trodden on.
> Have put off snaking the home- and studio-ends because I didn't know
> how to terminate them.
> I could in theory do wifi 100' from studio to house.  It *does* work
> but intervening foliage and large amounts of cast iron and steel gear
> around the forge make it very intermittent and flaky.
> Thanks for the pointers,
> - Mike

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