Question ethernet cable ?

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hello guys i have a stupid question my ethernet cable in my pc is kinda shaky when its plugged in i can move it right and left easy is that normal or is there is a problem in my board slot ?
 

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It all depends how much it moves. As long as you do not get errors or the port going down you can ignore it. A ethernet cable tends to be pretty cheap so if it bothers you buy a new one.
it dosnt move so much i have no errors its working fine but sometimes i got packet loss and high ping in games so i thought it may be a problem
 

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It all depends how much it moves. As long as you do not get errors or the port going down you can ignore it. A ethernet cable tends to be pretty cheap so if it bothers you buy a new one.
i forgot to say its a new cable the problem is in the pc it self
 

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i forgot to say its a new cable the problem is in the pc it self
Sounds like it could be a wobbly Ethernet port. If it's a new cable and it's a little loose, I'd open the system and carefully look at your I/O ports. Not sure if there is a simple fix.

How old is your system?
 
Generally the port will go disconnected if the cable moves not just give you errors.

You can test pretty easy leave a constant ping run to the router IP. If it is the cable you will see loss. If you get loss in the game but no loss to the router then it is not the cable. A bad cable will not cause increase ping times. Ping times are caused by data be held in a buffer. A copper cable always transmits at some percentage of the speed of light. The data either pass correctly or is dropped it will always take the same time.

The physical ports are all suppose to meet the standards. There is a very exact size for these with a certain margin of tolerance. The reason for the standard is so it all works together. Again you only reaslitic option if you think it is this loose condition causing your problem is to try a different cable. If it is a issue with the port on the motherboard that can't really be fixed so you have to hope it is the cable.
 
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Sounds like it could be a wobbly Ethernet port. If it's a new cable and it's a little loose, I'd open the system and carefully look at your I/O ports. Not sure if there is a simple fix.

How old is your system?
its brand new my board was up in 2019 I guess i bought it 5 month ago
 

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Generally the port will go disconnected if the cable moves not just give you errors.

You can test pretty easy leave a constant ping run to the router IP. If it is the cable you will see loss. If you get loss in the game but no loss to the router then it is not the cable. A bad cable will not cause increase ping times. Ping times are caused by data be held in a buffer. A copper cable always transmits at some percentage of the speed of light. The data either pass correctly or is dropped it will always take the same time.

The physical ports are all suppose to meet the standards. There is a very exact size for these with a certain margin of tolerance. The reason for the standard is so it all works together. Again you only reaslitic option if you think it is this loose condition causing your problem is to try a different cable. If it is a issue with the port on the motherboard that can't really be fixed so you have to hope it is the cable.
dose that mean if my port is damaged my connection will keep disconnect and reconnect cuz that isnt happening its just my ping goes up and some packet loss in the game
 
You have few option you replace the cable or you replace the motherboard. Most people do not choose the motherboard as their first option.

It is likely something different. A bad cable or port gives packet loss. It can not give delay.
 

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You always try simple fixes like rolling back your adapter driver and re-installing direct from manufacturer's website, etc. I'd recommend looking around the house for an extra Ethernet cable and give it a try. Other options would be eliminating the wired connection all together, opting for a external wireless NIC bought from Amazon
 

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