How to Make a Cat6 Network Cable

  There are many articles online, teaching you how to make a cat6 network cable. It will be a great help for you if you at least know the basics for further understanding of your network. To buy cables especially, you have to familiarize yourself what those technical terms are, like fiber optic cables, network cabling, and other common ethernet cables you will be using in your network. Following are the tips on how to make network cabling.

  ? Should you need your network cable to be future-proof, it is recommended you go for UTP CAT6 standard or CAT5, except for Gigabit Ethernet.

  ? You have to be aware as well that when you buy plenum cables, CMP is more expensive. There is a requirement in codes during installations since cable will go through the ducts.

  ? You have to note that there are types of fiber patch cables and it is based on how wires are being connected. Patch cable in favor of straight through and crossover cable also. They both utilize RJ45 connectors, but there is distinction in each of their wiring as well as their use.

  ? You have to familiarize yourself with the color codes also. Two layouts for colors are specified with the standards of ethernet (586a and 586b).

  ? Take note that for straight through cables, ensure to make both ends accurately the same, and only use one of these two color codes for the ends of your cables.

  ? For crossover cables – these should have different ends; one must have 568a while the other 586b. These crossover cables have dissimilar ends because they have its send as well as receive pairs.

  ? Remember always that the orange and green pairs are made to be swapped just to create a crossover cable.

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