Question effects of cable force, direction and bending on response time

Jun 3, 2021
i notice a very large difference in response time even though the ping claims to be the same when the cables are more or less being aggressively pushed into a network adapter , using their weight to push themselves in usually or also forcing the router/modem against the cable via added pressure underneath them,ive gone far as to create a system that plays a sound that is louder correlating to the amount of times the pc is receiving a signal, its been pretty interesting, the obvious things like cable length, bending and stuff aside the ethernet seems to benefit very much from being more or less "soldered" to the networking devices as opposed to just gently touching them, also when you don't aggressively apply force to the ethernet i notice it almost never fully touches the network device, some routers and modems have very interesting network ports that bend and twist certain ways attempting to get a very good grab of the cable. fascinating stuff
This theory is crazy. Ethernet is digital it ether passes the data or it does not. The speed the data passes is based on a clock in the port. It always passes data at say 1gbit. A connector making more contact does not change this. If it does not have enough contact it does not pass any data if the contact is good enough it runs at full speed.
This is a binary on/off thing. In addition it can in no way affect the latency/response time. You actually already know that when you say the ping is the same but choose to disregard that and use your "feeling" the response time is faster.

Ethernet ports do not make contact on the end of the plug they make them on the top. Pushing the plug farther in make no more contact. Now I guess you could have a defective rj45 plug that is not clipping correctly. The rj45 plugs and jacks are standard and have to meet very exacting size requirements. The plastic clip holds the plug in the optimum position to match the fine wires in the top of the jack. If you somehow force under the plug it will just bend these wires.

I suggest you go read some electrical engineering books and learn all about how ports like this really work rather than some silly unscientific experiments you are doing in your house.
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May 13, 2021
it's the same with VGA VS HDMI.

VGA is analogue so cable quality must be consistent or you'll loose image quality, whereas HDMI you won't see any difference with a cheap cable and the most expensive cable out there, they are the same.

Same applies to Ethernet, as long as there's contact (therefore no data gets lost), it IS the same