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


Ethernet Cable Specifications

You need to pay close attention to Ethernet cable specifications when you working with these cables. You have to use care when you are modifying Ethernet cables; improper work can result in the loss of your network connectivity among other problems. When you are working with Ethernet cables you should closely follow The T568A or the T568B standards.

The T568A is the most generally accepted standard however the T568b Standard is what you will find used in most Ethernet cables you purchase. Ethernet cable specifications are met by 100BaseTX base; they provide greatest distance and quality over the standard 10BaseT cables. You should ensure that you never run your Ethernet cables parallel to any power cables or you will suffer interference. You should also make sure you do not deform, bend, or stretch the cables as it will interfere with its transfer ability.

You should never run an Ethernet cable over the length of 300 meters. The exception to this rule in the Ethernet cable specifications is if you are using a fiber wire in which case you can extend the wire up to 650 feet without using a hub or an amplifier.

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