Sure, you can buy Ethernet cables from the store, but where's the fun in that? If you want to make custom cable lengths or crossover cables, or repair a broken connector, why not do it yourself? Here's how.
Before you get started, make sure you have the necessary tools, and decide whether you're going to use Cat 5e or Cat 6 network cables.
What you'll need:Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) patch cable Modular connector (8P8C plug, aka RJ45) Crimping tool Cable tester (optional, but recommended)
There are four pairs of wires in an Ethernet cable, and … Read more