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Title: How to terminate an Ethernet TIA 568B straight-through, cross-over cable, and roll-over cable.

Warning: Severe cuts and lacerations may result from improper handling of the Cable Snips and Crimping Tool.

List of Materials (LOMs): Crimping Tool, Cable Snips, RJ-45 Connectors, and CAT 6 Cable

Background: In the Information Technology World, the Ethernet cable has been the most trusted medium that is link computers to the world wide web. However, in recent years, wireless technology has limited the use of the Ethernet cable. Nonetheless, true computer geeks know that in order to receive optimum speed within a computer network in a business or inside our homes; the proper cabling technics are crucial when installing a computer network. Therefore, this instructable will provide step-by-step procedures on the proper way to terminate a CAT 6 cable using the TIA 568B standard for a straight-through cable. The procedures used for the straight-through cable can also be utilized to terminate a cross-over and roll-over cable.

Cable Pin-outs: Straight-Through, Cross-over, and Roll-over cables

Step 1: Prepare the cable

Using the cable snips, remove approximately one half inch of outer cable sheath/jacketing from each cable end.

Step 2: Cut cable wires to the appropriate length

Cutting the wires to the proper length allows for the CAT 6 cable to properly fit in the RJ-45 connector.

Step 3: Align cable wires for the specific configuration that will be terminated

The alignment of the wires will ensure they enter the proper channel within the RJ-45 connector when inserting the wires.

Step 4. Slide cable into the RJ-45 Connector

When sliding the cable into the RJ-45 connector, use enough force to ensure the end of the wires are seated firmly at the end of the RJ-45 connector channels.

Step 5. Insert the RJ-45 connector in the crimping tool and Crimp the RJ-45 connector

When inserting the cable into the crimping tool, use enough force to ensure that the cable doesn’t slide out of the crimping tool and the wires do not become misaligned. In addition, while crimping the connector, use enough force to push the copper conductors down on to the wires and the plastic tab on to the outer sheath of the cable. You will hear a click once all the copper tabs are seated properly.

Step 6. Perform a visual inspection of the connector

The visual inspection is to ensure that the connector is properly terminated to the cable. Look for issues with wire alignment and connector looseness.

Step 7. Repeat steps to terminate multiple connectors.


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Step 1: Prepare the Cable

Prepare the cable Using the cable snips, remove approximately one half inch of outer cable sheath/jacketing from each cable end.

Step 2: Cut Cable Wires to the Appropriate Length

Cutting the wires to the proper length allows for the CAT 6 cable to properly fit in the RJ-45 connector.

Step 3: Align Cable Wires for the Specific Configuration That Will Be Terminated

The alignment of the wires will ensure they enter the proper channel within the RJ-45 connector when inserting the wires.

Step 4: Slide Cable Into the RJ-45 Connector

When sliding the cable into the RJ-45 connector, use enough force to ensure the end of the wires are seated firmly at the end of the RJ-45 connector channels.

Step 5: Insert the RJ-45 Connector in the Crimping Tool and Crimp the RJ-45 Connector

When inserting the cable into the crimping tool, use enough force to ensure that the cable doesn’t slide out of the crimping tool and the wires do not become misaligned. In addition, while crimping the connector use enough force to push the copper conductors down on to the wires and the plastic tab on to the outer sheath of the cable. You will hear a click once all the copper tabs are seated properly.

Step 6: Perform a Visual Inspection of the Connector

The visual inspection is to ensure that the connector is properly terminated to the cable. Look for issues with wire alignment and connector looseness.

Step 7: Repeat Steps to Terminate Multiple Connectors.

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