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


T568B Wiring Standard Specifications

The most common wiring standard used in most applications is the 568b wiring standard. Most of things you will buy off the shelf will be wired in the 568b standard. You should note that you can use either the T568B wiring standard or the T568A standard to wire any application and it should work perfectly.

Using the 568B wiring standards you wire the cables differently than the T568A wiring standard. Using the T568B wiring system calls for the White/Orange wire in pin 1, Orange in pin 2, White/Green in pin 3, Blue in pin 4, White/Blue in pin 5, Green in pin 6, White/brown in pin 7 and again Brown in pin 8.

The 568B wiring standard is most commonly used in the patching cables. The installation process for the 568B wiring standard is the exact same as the T568A wiring standard. You have to skin off the top one inch of the protective plastic sleeve and untwist each set of wires. Then you need to flatten the wires and slide them into their correct pins, trim the cables down to one half inch length and use your crimping tool to crimp the wire.

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