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


Terminating Cat 6 Network Cable

Learning the process involved in how to terminate cat 6 network cable is almost identical to terminating a cat 5 cable. There are 7 simple steps to follow when you are learning how to terminate cat 6 network cable. You won’t need any special tools except those that you need for a cat 5 termination.

First strip away the top one inch of the plastic protective sleeve of the cable. While you are cutting away the protective cover ensure that you do not damage or nick the wires or you will have problems later on in the installation. Gently untwist the 4 sets of wires enough so that they can be laid out flat side by side. Smash the wires down and spread them out until there is little or no space left in between each wire.

The next step in learning how to terminate cat 6 network cable is to trim the wire back to one half inch above the plastic protective sleeve. Slide the exposed wire all the way back to the connector and using a crimping tool firmly press down until the wire is fully crimped. You should always comply with the 568A or 568B wiring standards when you are performing a cat 6 network termination.

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