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Which of these tools would be the best choice for connecting an RJ45 connector to a category 5 cable?

A) Electrician’s scissors

B) Wire stripper

C) Punch-down tool

D) Crimper

E) Multimeter

F) I think I have some duct tape around here

The answers: D) Crimper

After using electricians scissors to cut the cable to length and the wire stripper to remove the outer sheath, the wire crimper is used to physically connect the RJ45 connector to the cable.

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