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Windows 7: Network cable

04 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
Network cable


Im about to try and make my self a cat 6 cabel. by that i mean putting the RJ45 connectors on the cabel.
And i got a few questions to ask about it.

Ive found a few guides on youtube and google. But most of them are using cat 5e and i got a cat 6.
So im wondering if it has anything to say with the color codes between the 5e and 6.

At this moment i found 2 codes to use T-568B and T-568A. I know one is for cross over and the other one is for standard. so my guess is that i have to use standard sinse im going from my router to my PC. But a friend of mine has a different color code than the T-568B.

Thanks :)

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04 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

The T-568B version is the most commonly used so I would go with that. Either way it will work though.
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04 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

The only difference I see between terminating a Cat5e cable and Cat6 cable is the RJ45 connector. The Cat6 connector has a couple more small parts to it. Just watch tutorials on youtube and you'll figure it out. T-568B is most common as Tommy stated, so use that. The one piece of advice I can give you is to buy quality tools, it makes installation so much easier.
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04 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home x64

Thanks for the info guys

One last thing i forgot to mention. The cable i bought is 25m long, with connectors on it.
But im gona have to take them off and put new ones on it, cause im pulling the cable true some walls.
Im guessing it will work out fine. But just to be sure i wanna ask if the cable can take any damage from it?
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04 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Cat5e and Cat6 is officially defined by the amount of twists in the cable per cm. The RJ45 head is a standardised head and should not vary between each cable (That's what standards are for )

Removing the heads should not damage the cable. When removing the jacket and untwisted the end just make sure that you only untwist what you need since doing too much can cause issues with cross talk.

Josh :)
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04 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home x64

Thanks for all the good feedback! It all worked out just fine! except for some blisters on my hands ( stupid me not using gloves when im pulling 25m of cabel)
Got the RJ45 connectors on with out any problems aswell so its all good!

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