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


RJ45 Wiring

There are several standards that you should comply with when you are doing RJ45 wiring. The fist standard is the TIA 568B wiring standard. The TIA 568B standard states the correct method for standard wiring projects. The white/orange striped wire should be inserted into pin 1, Orange into pin two , White/Green in pin 3, Blue into pin 4, White/Blue into pin 5, Green into pin 6, White/Brown into pin 7 , and the Brown wire into pin 8. The placement of the wires is completely different when you are using the 568A standard which is used mostly in crossover cables. The format for 568A is white/green into pin 1, green into pin 2, white/orange pin 3, Blue into pin 4, White/blue into pin 5, Orange into pin 6, White/Brown in pin 7, and brown again into pin 8.

When you are doing RJ45 wiring there are five simple steps that you need to follow. The first thing you have to do in cut off an inch and a half of the plastic protective sleeve off the wire. Separate the sets of wires and gently flatten them until they can easily slip inside of the connectors and the channeled areas. Now that you have the wires ready to be inserted into the connectors you need to trim them down to one half inch.

Now you are ready to insert the RJ45 wiring into the appropriate channel following the standards above. You need to ensure that your wires extend fully to the back of the connector of the crimp may not be effective. Lastly press the cable and the protective sleeve into the connector until the sleeve is crimped by the wedge at the back of the connector and then use your crimping tool to crimp the cable.

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