Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to wire an ethernet patch cable

To connect my Raspberry Pi to the network, from the teapot, I had wire my own cable. (Because the RJ45 connector didn't fit in the spout of the teapot)

Erevy time I had to do a cable, I ask for the same questions, so I decided to write an small tutorial here for "straight-through" cables.

What do we need?

  • patch cable
  • RJ-45 connector
  • boots
  • RJ458 crimper

1-Strip off the cable with the crimper.

2-Insert the boot, and untwist the pairs.

3-Align the wires in the right order and cut them to the same size.
The order is this one for T568B cable:

 4-Put the wires into the connector, and check they are still in the right order.

5-Be sure the wires are fully insered into the connector.

 6-Crimp the cable.

7-Just slide the boot.

The second connector is wired with the same order.

Just plug and enjoy!

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