10 of the Worst Cabling Nightmares

April 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM


At L-com, we pride ourselves on the professionalism and commitment to customer service. Our goal is to deliver the best connectivity solutions possible for the organizations we serve and support.


To that extent, we’re always dismayed when we hear of an organization compromising quality. But as discovered in recent Facebook updates, some organizations take the compromise way too far when it comes to their cabling infrastructure.


We decided to take a deeper look across the web for more examples and we were surprised and often shocked at what we found. Here’s our list of the worst cabling disasters we could find online. We hope you enjoy and hope this isn’t a facility you’ve experienced in your own work environment!



Flirting with disaster

         Source: http://idtechnology.wordpress.com/category/curso-cableado-estructurado/


Cabling done wrong

Source: http://www.justcabling.com/cabling_projects.html


Looks comfortable




















 Source: http://peterskastner.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/cisco-the-lion-king-fights-for-data-center-fabric-leadership/


Our favorite “worst wiring job ever”

Source: http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/blog/index.php/2010/08/server-cable-hell-15-of-the-worst-wiring-jobs-ever-2/


Do not touch any of these wires

Source: http://filipefreitas.net/blog/?p=78 via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/avi_abrams/sets/72157600288765632/

Imagine seeing this at your next trade show

Source: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/cablerc.html


Network cable management done wrong


Source: http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2007/07/31/network-cable-management-done-wrong/


Now where was that Ethernet cable really supposed to go again?


Source: https://www.kumari.net/gallery/index.php/Technology/Networking/PB110005


Think your home entertainment system gets messy with wires? 


Source: http://dcbureau.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/wires-wires-everywhere/




And our favorite: Worst Cable Mess Ever J


Source: http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/01/09/the-worst-cable-mess-ever/


Have an example we missed? We’d love to read about it via the comments below or please send us a message through Facebook or Twitter too!


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