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Creating Ethernet Cable

Ethernet cabling has been the
standard in networking installation
for years. It is the fastest way of
connecting PC to a peer or to your
router or a central switch. This
section of the module will bring you
back to the procedures in creating an
Ethernet cable specifically straightthrough and cross-over.

Fabricating an Ethernet Crossover and Straight-through Cable .

The router takes all the bits being sent out by the computers and relays them onto the other devices on the network. .In an Ethernet networking environment – like in a home or an office with multiple PCs that are wired – the computers need to be connected to a central router to allow data transfer.

The straight-through Ethernet cable is used in local area network to connect a PC to a network hub and router. This is the standard cable used for almost all purposes. .

without the need for a router in the middle.A cross-over cable. . It simply reverses some of the pins so that the output on one computer is being sent to the input of another. can be used to connect two network devices directly. on the other hand.

stripper or pliers. .  RJ45 Crimping tool.  RJ45 crimpable connectors for Cat5e.standard wire for cabling.  Wire cutter.The following items are the materials and tools used for making Ethernet cables:  Ethernet Cable Category 5e or Cat5e. and  Ethernet cable tester.

Cable Fabrication Procedures Straight-Through Cross-Over .

.The picture below will serve as your guide in making the two important Ethernet cables.

Step 1. The crimping tool has a razor blade that will do the trick with practice. Cut into the plastic sheath 1 inch from the end of the cut cable. .

. Unwind and pair the similar colors.Step 2.

. Pinch the wires between your fingers and straighten them out as shown. The color order is important to do this correctly.Step 3.

Use wire cutter to make a straight cut across the wires 1/2 inch from the cut sleeve to the end of the wires.Step 4. .

Push the wires into the connector.Step 5. Also note how the wires go all the way to the end. Each wire fits into a slot in the RJ45 connector. Note the position of the blue plastic shielding. .

Make sure the wires are all the way in. Take view from the top. There should be no short wires. .Step 6.

Crimping the Cable – carefully place the connector into the Ethernet Crimper and cinch down on the handles tightly. .Step 7.

8.the other end will have a different color order as shown by the crossover picture on page 84. For a cross-over cable . For a standard "Straight-Through" cable. repeat all steps and wire color order on the other end of cable. .

9. An inexpensive Ethernet cable tester does this quite well. Make sure to test the cables before installing them. .

Write your answer in a clean sheet of paper.Criss-Cross Puzzle Directions: Complete the crisscross puzzle and familiarize yourself of the cables being described. .


used to connect two devices directly 6. one or more optical fibers enclosed in a sheath or jacket 5. cable that has a thicker core 4.Across 1. the standard cable used for almost all purposes Down 1. cable that has two or four pairs of wires 7. copper-cored cable . each pair of wires is wrapped in metallic foil 3. cable that has a very thin core 2. used for telephone communications and Ethernet networks 5.

a .