Fix a RJ-45 connector with a pair of zip ties
This is a nice little hack I found on Instructables today. I usually replace cables with broken clips, but it’s not always an option. This fix uses a pair of nylon zip ties to create a new clip. You’ll need some good cutters or some good knife skills to pull it off. Be careful cutting – a new cable is cheaper than a new finger tip.
If you’d rather replace your cable with something that’s better quality – I highly reccomend systemax cat 6. Newer cables have a nice double tab that makes them easier to re-patch, prevents snagging and keeps fingers happy. (But they are pricy.)