This procedure generally applies to Cat 5e RJ45 connectors. An alternate method is given for connectors
What you need to make an ethernet cable patchcord –
- Crimping tool
- Rj 45 Connector
- Ethernet/ LAN Cable
Cut the cable to the length needed.
Strip back the cable jacket approximately 1 inch.
Use the crimping tool cutter provided or strip by hand.
Be careful not to nick the individual wires.
Un-twist each of the 4 pairs and straighten each wire as much as possible between the fingers.
Trim the tips of the wires with a crimping tool to make tips neat and reserve appropriate length.
Use the 568-B or A wiring scheme on both ends for a standard patch cable.
Arrange the wires in the order and push the wires into the Cat6 connector to the deepest position.
Note: Your wire’s Outside Diameter(OD) including the plastic housing should not exceed 1.0mm to match the wire guide
- Bring all of the wires together as closely as possible.
- Hold the grouped (and sorted) wires together tightly between the thumb, and the forefinger.
- Cut all of the wires at a perfect 90-degree angle from the cable,
- 1/2 inch from the end of the cable jacket.
- Use a sharp cutting tool so as not to “squash” the wire ends.
Put the wired crystal RJ45 end into the cable clamp for crimping.
With the connector pins facing up, carefully insert the wires into the connector.
Apply a moderate amount of force in order to properly seat the wires against the contacts in the connector.
Put the wired crystal RJ45 end into the cable clamp for crimping. And, squeeze hard so that the handle reaches its full swing.
Always use a cable tester to check for continuity, opens, and shorts.