Cat 5 Cable Wiring


 Category 5 Section

What is Cat 5 Cabling

Cat 5 Wiring Tutorial

Crossover Diagram

Maximum Length for Cat 5

Straight Through vs Crossover

T568A and T568B Differences

Ethernet Cable Specifications

How to Crimp a Cat 5 Cable

How to Terminate Cat 5 Cables

Cat 5 and Cat 5e Differences

Installing Cat 5 Through a Roof

Making a Cat 5 Cable

Maximum Cat 5 Signal Range

The Cat 5 Color Code

Cat 5 For Outdoor Use

VGA Over Cat 5

Using Cat 5 For Phone Wires

 
 Cat 3 and Cat 6 Section
Cat 5 vs Cat 3

Cat 5 vs Cat 6

Cat 6 Specifications

Terminating Cat 6 Cable
 
 Tools And Misc Section
Cat 5 Tools

Cat 5 Cable Tester

Crimp-Down vs Punch-Down

Building a Cat 5 Tester

Using Keystone Wiring

Crimping a Patch Cable

Wiring Phone With Only Two Sets

RJ45 Wiring

T568A Specifications

T568B Specifications

UTP Color Code


Cat 5 Cable Tester

There are numerous products on the market that work as a cat 5 cable tester. They vary in price from as little as $90 up to almost $300. Depending on the model you purchase they can locate things like miss-wires and splits, audible pass, visual pass, display the distance to the open or short, spit pair range, single ended tests, testing Ethernet Coax, Testing 568A and 568B, Shield continuity, direct error indication, test patches, and stores NVP values.

Owning a cat 5 cable tester can greatly reduce the frustration you could suffer when you are trying to find various errors. Certain kinds of cabling issues IT administrator testing a network cable with a cat 5 tester.are very hard to detect without a cat 5 cable tester and you could spend hours trying to locate them. However if you didnít want to spend a couple hundred dollars on a tester there are a few other options available to you.

You could create a very simplistic version of a Cat 5 cable tester in your very own home. If you build a simple circuit board with a few lights attached to it you can at least test which cables are currently working. The LED lights will light up for each set of wires that are working. This will significantly reduce your search area and the time youíll have to spend searching for problems. Thus eliminating your need for an expensive cable tester.

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