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 Wiring Tutorial

You should learn all you need to know about cat 5 wiring during the course of this cat 5 wiring tutorial. There are numerous tips and tricks that you can utilize to make your wiring experience quicker and to avoid hazardous pitfalls. When you look at a cat 5 cable you will notice that it is made up of 4 twisted pairs of cables. There is a White/blue, Blue, White/orange, Orange, White/Green, Green, White/Brown, and Brown wires.

When you are running your cat 5 cables you should always place them so they will form a hose base pattern. During this cat 5 tutorial you will ensure that all of your cables start at your networking base which is also called a hub. In the end you will have a cable outline that is very similar to a bicycle wheel. You should always limit your cables to a maximum of 300 feet away from the hub.

When you are terminating your cables during this cat 5 wiring tutorial you should never skin off more than one half inch of the protective plastic jacket when you are terminating. You should allow the cables to maintain in their twisted pairs until just before the point of termination. When it is necessary to have a bend or a twist in the cable you should ensure that the bend is no more than a one inch radius to ensure reliably transfers and to prevent damage to the cables.

After you complete each section of wiring , you should test the segment using a reliable cat 5 cable tester. These testers can be purchases for approximately $100. When you are installing jacks for the cat 5 wiring , you should ensure that the pins are face up to help prevent transfer issues caused by dust or other common electrical irritants.

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