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The new Network technician was given a task to connect a user PC to a network point, which is in working condition. The technician connected the PC with a CAT5 cable. Once connected, the user complained of intermittent disconnections and reconnections of the network. As an initial troubleshooting step, the technician connected another PC in another LAN jack using the same cable and the issue remained the same.
What is a the possible cause of the issue?

Cable and the electric power cable running close to each other inside of the cable conduit.

Technician has prepared the cable with an incorrect cable PIN out.

Network card (NIC) of the PC is faulty.

Either one or both end of the CAT 5 cable is loosely connected (crimped).

Explanation

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