Wire a Cat6 Cable With This Wiring Diagram
If you’re thinking about wiring a Cat6 cable, you may find that there are a few different wiring diagrams to choose from. However, in this article, we’ll focus on one specific diagram that’ll help ensure a smooth and reliable connection.
First, a quick refresher: Cat6 cables are designed to transmit data at high speeds, making them ideal for networks with heavy traffic. They’re slightly more complex than Cat5 and Cat5e cables, but they’re worth the investment if you need a robust network.
Now, onto the wiring diagram!
The first thing you’ll need is a stripped Cat6 cable. You should see eight wires, each with its own color: blue, orange, green, brown, white-blue, white-orange, white-green, and white-brown.
The wiring diagram we’ll use involves a two-end connection, meaning you’ll be wiring the cable at both ends. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Place the cable in a crimping tool, then strip about an inch of the outer jacket off the cable.
2. Untwist about 1.5 inches of the wires, and arrange them according to the diagram. The diagram should be oriented so that the locking tab is facing away from you.
3. Starting from the left side, the wires should be arranged in the following order: white-orange, orange, white-green, blue, white-blue, green, white-brown, and brown.
4. Once the wires are in the correct order, you’ll need to trim them so that they’re all the same length. Then, place them into the RJ45 connector and crimp it down firmly.
5. Repeat the process at the other end of the cable, making sure to use the same wiring diagram.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
– The wires should be untwisted as little as possible, as this can affect the cable’s performance.
– Be sure to crimp the connectors down firmly, as loose connections can cause signal dropouts.