I mean, the simplest answer is to lay a new cable, and that is definitely what I am going to do - that’s not my question.

But this is a long run, and it would be neat if I could salvage some of that cable. How can I discover where the cable is damaged?

One stupid solution would be to halve the cable and crimp each end, and then test each new cable. Repeat iteratively. I would end up with a few broken cables and a bunch of tested cables, but they might be short.

How do the pro’s do this? (Short of throwing the whole thing away!)

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The easiest thing to do would just be to pull it out and look at it. The break might be obvious.

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Yeah, that’s not that easy, unfortunately, because each end of the network cable passes through an insulated wall, through a hole equal to the cable width = smaller than the plug. Even if I find the break, it is likely in the outdoors part of the cable where I would want an unbroken cable without a field repair.

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Sure, but you’re going to be pulling it out either way. When you do, inspect it.

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