do any of you happen to know how to install a cat5e network cable? im tryin to do this one and its givin me quite a bit of grief...
What do you mean install? Do you want to put cable and crimp the connector on the end and/or make wall outlets? Refer to this website.
or you can get pre-made cables.....same with wall jacks....
ah my bad i meant to say make the cable from scratch. and to walken, its a cable that goes right into my wall, so i cant buy a premade one. ive tried doing the crimping thing like 4 times. literally. wasted a whole bag of those damn cat5 male connectors. im beginning to suspect the cable, but i dont know how to test the connectivity, cuz were talking about a cable that runs from my basement, up two floors to my room. its getting quite frustrating. Saddest part is, I'm in a networking clas at my high school. mastered every aspect of it except making the damn cable. lol
It's really not that hard if you have the proper crimp tool. What is it that's going wrong?
like ill get the crimping done, plug the thing in, and the link light lights up and doesnt do anything. it flashes every once in awhile but my computer in my room just says 'network cable unplugged'.
What are you plugging into?
its running from our router to my computer up in my room, both 100 mbps connections. Oh...ya know, I have this bad habit of thinking i didnt crimp it good enough, so i think everytime so far i did the crimping twice...that might have something to do with it, though ive never heard snapping or anything.
I'm assuming you read teh links I provided.
indeed i did. thats where i saw the thing about how ur not supposed to crimp the wires twice...didnt know that one
so i guess i have two questions...
1. is it alright if i mix up the white wires?
2. The cable im talkin about used to work before, but it was hooked to a female ca5 thingy, which was hooked to another cat5 cable, hooked to the router. but the problem was the fact we were wasting a cat5 cable, so i disconnected it and tried to connect the male one, and thats when things went screwy. would the fact that it was connected to a female port before matter at all?
You can't mix the white wires. Two are not used but the other 2 are. It's important that you know which pin is pin 1 on the RJ45 connector and that you use the same color convention on all the cables you are making.
yeah i know all that stuff. i just hate how theres no wayto make sure you got it right except crimpin it. Oh, and also is there a way to check the continuity of each individual wire(make sure the cables not defective) like attach something on one end, and a voltimeter or whatever you call it on the other?
You can buy a cheap cable tester online, or maybe even in your local computer shop. It will come in handy in the future if you continue with computer stuff. Try using the conventional color code system.
White and Orange
White and Green
White and Blue
White and Brown
If you mix up the wires and it's not straight through, then you may get a link light, but no data will pass through.
ok, there, the stupid thing works. lol. dont know what the problem was, but i guess who cares, just matters that it works, eh?
well, I only have 17yrs at this (yes, I predate the terms "Category 3,4,5,6,7")
if you have the colours right, make sure you have the mod plug right.
There are plugs for solid or stranded cable. The wrong plug can work but no garantee.
There are also 2 crimps for RJ45 plugs. There is the generic standard and there is the AMP standard. If the tool doesn't match the plug, it won't work
<b>and there was light</b>