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How to connect cat. 5 twisted pair wires into RJ45 plug?

       I am having a problem with making my own specified length of cat. 5 cable. I don't know if there is a spcial way the wires should be inserted into the RJ45 plug (ex. begin with striped orange placed on left side of solid orange wire). Is there a special way these wires should be inserted? What steps should I take to insure that the procedure is done correctly? I just have a regular RJ45 crimper. Is there a special tool that would make this job easier?  Also, is ther a book you could reccommend to aid in  splicing and making network cables? Thanks for you help.
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dlittle69
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RobWMartinCommented:
Looking at the plug from above (i.e. tab down) use this sequence:

O/ O G/ B B/ G Brn/ Brn

Where O/ is orange stripped, for example.

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oldgreyguyCommented:
Hey RobWMartin,

what about a crossover, if he is doing two computers and no hub

bill
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RobWMartinCommented:
I guess I should be more clear about the perspective.  If you are looking down at the plug with the cable coming from you to it (i.e. the contacts facing away from you), then you would use the order above.
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RobWMartinCommented:
Good point, Bill.  For a crossover cable, one end should be as above, the other should swap the green and orange (solid and striped).  So,

G/ G O/ B B/ O Brn/ Brn

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RobWMartinCommented:
Also, you don't need a special tool other than your crimper.  There is a cable FAQ you can get for free (why spend the bucks on a book?)  I'll try to track the FAQ down and provide a link.

Later,
Rob
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RobWMartinCommented:
Here's the link to the cabling faq:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/LANs/cabling-faq/
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dlittle69Author Commented:
Thanks buddy you're a life saver.
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RobWMartinCommented:
Your quite welcome.
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