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


VGA Over Cat 5 Cables

Despite popular belief it is possible to send VGA over cat 5 cables. You donít need anything special , just your ordinary cat 5 Ethernet cable. Even though all VGA connectors have either 13 or 15 pins, you only need eight wires to transmit a VGA signal. You can also use the twisted sets of Ethernet cables to increase the specifications of the VGA signal.

If you are planning on using to send VGA over cat 5 cables there are several things you should keep in mind. Although the cat 5 cables will save you a lot of money over the VGA cables youíll have to sacrifice things as well. As long as you are transmitting the VGA a short distance, usually under 40 feet, you should not notice any problems. Anything over the forty foot length and youíll begin to see slight shifts in color displays as well as other problems. To offset theses you can run the VGA either on a lower resolution or increase the contrast and brightness level.

There are several advantages to running VGA over cat 5 cables. Cat 5 cabling is a lot less expensive than VGA cable. Cat 5 cabling is much easier to wire, and if you need to have work done on your home all electrical workers know what cat 5 cables are. If you are living in a modern home there is also a good chance that you already have cat 5 cables running through your home.

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