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


Using Cat 5 For Phone Wires

When you are wiring using cat 5 for phone wires there are a number of things you need to take into consideration. While installing your own phone lines can save you a lot of time and money, you need to be careful to avoid common mistakes and dangers.

You should always use the 568A wiring standard when you are wiring cat 5 phone lines. This standard is a much more effective way of transmitting both audio and voice data over cables. When you are wiring for the 568A standard the wires should line up in the following sequence: White/Green, Green, White/Orange, Blue, White/blue, Orange, White/brown, and finally Brown. Wiring in this method will ensure that when you are wiring cat 5 phone lines you will receive the highest possible transmission levels.

You should always avoid running phone cables through the same conduit as power cables when you are wiring cat 5 phone lines as they will cause a great deal of interference over the lines. You also need to ensure that the wires are well protected from heat and other elements that could harm the cables. When you are installing the phone lines at the jack ensure that they are placed with the outlets facing up to help resist dust settling at the connection.

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