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Which of these tools would be the best choice to connect a network cable to a wiring block?

A) Crimper

B) Loopback plug

C) Punch-down tool

D) Modular connector

E) Baling wire

The answer: C) Punch-down tool

A punch-down tool applies pressure to push and trim wires into a wiring block connector.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

The process of troubleshooting the network may require additional tools to solve the problem. In this video, you’ll learn about using crimpers, cable testers, loopback plugs, punch-down tools, toner probes, and wireless locators.