Ethernet cable different size head


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Old 05-08-17, 02:00 PM
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Ethernet cable different size head

I have an ethernet cable that when I plug it into my devise it fits but will not “click” in and will pull out. I found another cable which is too short for my needs that fits perfectly. I noticed this cable has a shorter head. I want to order a cable online and want to make sure I get one with a shorter head. Is there a name for this type of cable? Thanks.
 
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Cable

Post a photo of the one with the correct connector, showing the connector.
 
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I sounds like it's defective. I don't think that it's a different size.
 
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Push it hard. It'll click. Sometimes the notches on the release tab are just a hair out of position due to manufacturing variations. There's no such thing as a "shorter head" on an RJ45. RJ45 is RJ45.
 
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Old 05-10-17, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'll try another cable. However it does connect into my router!
 
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Did you use a small screwdriver blade, or a pen with a cap on it, or something to put some force in the middle of the connector as you push it in (without damaging anything of course)? I’ve had to do that already before I got the “click” and the cable was secured.

As stated above, you should get the click.
 
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However it does connect into my router!
Again that comes down to manufacturing tolerances. It's entirely possible the jack on this device is just a hair tighter than the one on your router.
 
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Old 05-14-17, 08:27 AM
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I connected another cable and it fit!!! What confused me was the 2 cable I was originally comparing. They had different type heads and one looked shorter than the other. On closer examination, after reading your comments, I realized the clips were the same distance from the tip. All is good.

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