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Proper Cat6 Termination

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In order to terminate cat 5, cat 5e, or cat 6, we'll need the cable, RJ45 terminating tips, and an RJ45 compatible crimper.


2.  

Once you have the necessary components the first thing you need to do is strip the jacket off from the cable. Using the stripping blade on the crimper, strip about an inch of the jacket from the cable. Be careful to not press to hard and cut the wires inside.


3.  

Once the jacket has been removed you'll have 4 pairs of wire. Each pair consists of a solid colored wire and a white wire with a stripe of the same color as the solid colored wire.


4.  

Next you'll want to untwist each pair of wire to make them easy to rearrange. You may have to untwist them a little further than what is exposed from the jacket in order to make them easy to move.