Terminating an Ethernet or CAT5e/CAT6 cable is an easy and useful skill, particularly for those interested in home networking or those in the networking field. When you learn to terminate cables yourself, you can save money, space, and frustration with tangled cables by making them the exact length you need instead of having to use cables manufactured by a company. In about 15 minutes, almost anyone can measure and terminate the ends of a cable.
Step 1: Materials
• Wire Strippers – I recommend the IDEAL Telecomm/Datacomm Wire Strippers
• Wire Cutters (Side Cutters will work)
• RJ45 Crimping Tool
• 2 - RJ45 Modular Data Plug (Ends)
• Bulk CAT6 Network Cable
• 2 Wire Boots (Optional, not pictured)