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When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:23 AM

Dear following members of Dream in Code,

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I am now pretty handy when it comes to cut Cat 5e cables and making the perfect length for me. With a handy tester that I bought on E-bay (and yes, it works :tt2: ), I can also check that I have made the RJ45 correct.

Today I cut as 1. white/orange 2. orange 3. white/green 4. blue 5. white/blue 6. green 7. white/brown 8. brown. It is the EIA/TIA 568B standard and it is the common used in Sweden where I live.

Now I am thinking of cutting up an Cat 6 cable. Is the principle the same? Or is it another way that I should put the cables?

My searches on Google gives only information about the difference between Cat 5 and 6, not so much when it comes to cutting and customizing.

Yours truly
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Re: When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:31 AM

I think something is being lost in language translation.

You're asking how you should cut the cable?
I would use a wire cutters.
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Re: When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:39 AM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 26 April 2011 - 06:31 AM, said:

I think something is being lost in language translation.

You're asking how you should cut the cable?
I would use a wire cutters.


:lol: I would tend to agree. As a Swede, I am proud to say I have learned good English in school. But sometimes it is not enough. Then it is good to have people to point out when you forget. Or say something completely right in your own tongue, but completely wrong in English. As with the CEO for that oil company, as an example, "little people" becomes "småfolket" when speaking Swedish. In Swedish, "småfolket" stands for the regular worker.

No, I know how to use a wire cutter :shuriken: . That I am unsure about is when, after cutting the Cat 6 cable, connecting the eight cables to the head, the thing you stick into the switch or router, is it the same color-code as for the Cat 5e :taz: ?

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Re: When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:55 AM

We call that 'terminating' the wire.

Diagrams for Cat5e
Diagrams for Cat6
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Re: When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:41 AM

You might also look here as it gives you which pairs are used for what, POE, etc.

This should also be moved to Computer Support.

EDIT: I guess Corner Cubicle is good, I thought it was in Caffeine Lounge.

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Re: When making your own Ethernet-cable, what to think about?

Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:28 AM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 26 April 2011 - 06:55 AM, said:

We call that 'terminating' the wire.

Diagrams for Cat5e
Diagrams for Cat6


:flowers: Thank you. Terminating Cat 6 cables and your search phrase Cat 6 pinout lead me in the right direction :scooter: . Sadly, it seems to be more complicated to customize a Cat 6 then a Cat 5e cable :mellow: . Oh, well, Cat 5e is cheaper then Cat 6 so it is some comfort :smile2: .

View PostSethro117, on 26 April 2011 - 09:41 AM, said:

You might also look here as it gives you which pairs are used for what, POE, etc.

This should also be moved to Computer Support.

EDIT: I guess Corner Cubicle is good, I thought it was in Caffeine Lounge.


:flowers: Thank you. That sight seems to be a gold source of information regarding Ethernet cables :bananaman: .

If a mod decides I have put my thread in the wrong forum, I am glad if he or she moves it to the right forum and send me a note so I learn for the future so I can wright my threads in the right forum :smile2: .
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