I have been using the same crimper for many years... By crimp once, I was referring to the fact that the picture at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable8.htm is animated and repeats over and over again. It won't hurt to give it an extra crimp. I have to squeeze the crimper I have with just about all of the strength in my hands. You should not be able to pull a good crimp apart with your bare hands (or at least I can't), but I would not apply quite that much stretch anyway as it probably would exceed the 25 LBS maximum tension allowed. Larry
>Don't these lights indicated that the cable is making a connection.
Yes, but they do not guarantee the cable is made correctly and with the right materials, and that it will operate at Ethernet frequencies. Read http://duxcw.com/faq/network/slownet.htm and the FAQs it references. If the cables at work are short, consider using manufactured cables.
>I still can't get on the Internet browse the network neighborhood. When I push in the cable, the wires basically go until it touches those gold contacts. Right?
The ends of the cables should go to the very end of the plug as shown at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable8.htm. The contacts vary by the kind, make, and model of plug. Larry