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If i have kinks in my cat 5 cable would that cause my internet speed to drop?
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The wire is still in tact, so no. Only interference will slow it down.
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I've had my Cat 6 to the router in the closet running accross the doorway for alomost three years now.
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but kinks could cause the wire to break right?
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depends on how tight of a kink... If you tied it in a knot, yeah, it'* prolly broke. If you curved it around a coffee can, It'* fine. Why don't ya just pull out your known good tester? or grab a ohmmeter and test it....
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Collissions on the network could be slowing you down.
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Originally Posted by CFoote
Collissions on the network could be slowing you down.
Unless your on a swtich or router. Those eliminate collisions.
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Yes, Damemorder is correct. If it is tight like it got pinched good while it was slightly kinked it may be broken. If it is just a slight kink you should be good.

You have a digital camera don't you? Snap a quick pic and post it.

Another easy way to clean your connection is to click on the start button, click "Run", and type "ipconfig". I do this every time I think of it and has been known speed up my connection.
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If you are worried about it, just get another cable. It'* really cheap stuff now-a-days.
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Originally Posted by Sol
If you are worried about it, just get another cable. It'* really cheap stuff now-a-days.
Ditto, and while you're at it why not switch to cat 6?
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