Creating a Cat5/Cat6 cable for Ethernet

Here is a POV snail’s paced video explaining the magic of wiring your own *straight through* patch cables on the cheap; rather than paying someone to make one for not so cheap.  Scroll down if you just want to see how I do it and don’t care about an explanation.

I assembled the cable as T568B wiring:

  1. White/Orange
  2. Orange
  3. White/Green
  4. Blue
  5. White/Blue
  6. Green
  7. White/Brown
  8. Brown

The numbered list above (and below for T568A) are in pin order.  You stick these colors into the connector with the tab of the connector closest to the floor, and the open end of the connector at your belly.  Pin one would be on the left sticking the cable in the open end, holding connector as described.

Although it really doesn’t matter where the colors go as long as they are the same on both ends (straight through.)  You should conform to the standards set forth, but it isn’t because the cable wouldn’t work otherwise.  There is also the T568A standard, which is:

  1. White/Green
  2. Green
  3. White/Orange
  4. Blue
  5. White/Blue
  6. Orange
  7. White/Brown
  8. Brown

So with that in mind, you could theoretically ignore all convention and just make sure that the color on one end matches the color in the same spot in the connector on the other end.  That’s ghetto but functional.

If you are reading this to learn it as a source of income, then you’d better learn it the proper way or you won’t be working for long.  Also, your butt might be sore for a while due to a client’s boot stuck in it.  Some companies out there doing video surveillance cameras in the Briarcliff area know what I’m talking about.  Making cables all willy-nilly, and no way to even test them! Plug one end into the router, the other end into the back of the PC, and pray?  Oh brother…get the F*$# out of my office!  This here video is for you guys, and keep the shoe.

Anyway, on with the show, and good luck saving yourselves some cash!

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