when i was thinking to do this instructable i thought it would be bit out dated. then i thought might be use for few. lets see how it goes.
Before you start with this instructable i will assume you have a bit of the experience of making network cables like cross over cable and stright cable. i'll include the orignal layout of the standard cable and show you what else we can achive from the same wire.
[ info: source http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/ethernetcables.html ]
we'll be using:
cat5-cat5e networking cable.
few RJ45 connectors ( for network )
few RJ11 Connectors ( for phone )
Cramping tool ( for network wire )
Step 1: Cable know how and tool.
i'll start with the orignal layout. this pic is taken from the site.(http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/ethernetcables.html) and they explaind evrything in very detail. Which i won't do here.
there are few things to remmber while you are working on this instructable.
1- there are 4 wires usable for the actual cable and rest 2 pairs are useless. ( we'll utilize rest of the 4 wires)
2- orignal layout shows the color coding and which wire go were.... ( rare case if some is color blind than....???) u can choose what ever color for your cable but 2 things ( remmeber which color you are using on one end of the cable caz we'll utilize the same on the other end. and why the give these color coding.. to implement global standard for networking.