[ale] Cat-5 question
rob at fauls.com
Mon Apr 10 14:59:13 EDT 2006
i usually close my eyes, say some latin incantations, wave my hands
around for a bit, then cuss the wires out and they get so scared that
they actually jump into the rj45 ends...whats really funny is if you put
an rj11 end near the cable, you can watch the last 2 fight the others to
get in the tip...and believe me, they dont come loose. but other than
that, i use an eclipse crimper and not a radioshack piece of
junk...never had any luck with those. that alone solved 99% of my issues
with making cables.
Christopher Fowler wrote:
>When I started this it took me around 5+ minutes on each end and it
>required testing. I now can do it in less than 1 minute and no testing
>On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 12:07 -0400, H P Ladds wrote:
>>Spread out and give yourself some room to work. No need to work as if
>>your a mouse nibbling on cheese. Allow the cable to lay flat for 3
>>feet+. Lay the cable in an orientation that diminishes its tendency to
>>twist -- don't fight with the cable as you are working on it.
>>Strip about 2" , get the wire's flat and in order, then trim all wires
>>Don't be afraid to keep pushing the cable into the connector until all
>>of the wires have reached the end -- sometimes this takes a bit of
>>A tester is a time saver.
>>On 4/9/06, Sean Kilpatrick <drifter at oppositelock.org> wrote:
>> Boy, oh boy, do I need some help.
>> Needed to string more Cat-5 cable under the house. Had to chop
>> one plug to get the wire through the holes already bored in
>> house's structure. ("She who must be consulted" has ruled that
>> more half-inch holes may be bored in walls or floors.)
>> So how do I attach a new rj-45 plug to the cable?
>> I have the crimper and a handful of the plugs. But I have
>> and tried and I can not get all eight tiny wires inside the
>> nicely lined up in their proper grooves, and shoved all the
>> to the end -- that's the really tricky part.
>> I got close enough once to actually get the green light on the
>> ethernet card to blink rapidly for about 10 seconds before it
>> up. Either there is some trick tool I don't own that makes
>> job easier, or I need the hands and eyesight of a 12-year-old
>> Persian rug maker.
>> Are all eight wires actually used?
>> How do people do this who do it for a living?
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