How to make the CAT5e patch cable

CAT cables fall into many categories. They are Ethernet cables and are intended to build and connect computers with other computing devices to form a network. The flow of data and electrical impulses in the form of signals are routed along the lengths of the entire network.

Ethernet patch cables are primarily intended to build local based, home computing networks. A patch cable connects two digital electronic devices together. Patch cables have connectors at either ends.

Patch cables are simple, durable and flexible in comparison to other types of Ethernet cables and are less bulky too.

Patch cables have the ability to carry telephone or audiovisual signals too in the non-network type of computing.

Patch cables are simple in design and its construction isn’t an uphill task. After a few hiccups, one becomes able to comprehend the logic behind its construction. Patch cables can be constructed locally.

We are going to brief up the mandatory aspects of its construction, after reading this, you will find yourself well aligned to construct and make a patch cable.

First and the foremost thing which needs consideration is that the following description applies to the construction of RJ-45 jack supportive patch cables.


 The cable should be cut at lengths as per your requirement. If you are opting to go for snag-less boots then you need to slide them on. The boots ought to be directed towards the connector.

RJ-45 is the most commonly used connector also known as modular plug or jack. It leads the cable into the socket and holds the ferrule.

The snag-less boots come in different colors and are important identification mark.additionally they protect the RJ45 modular tab from getting entangled in the nearby cable. 


Use a cutter or your hands to strip the cable back at least an inch off its original position.

The four twisted cables need to be set free and must exist as an independent entity. All the four pairs need to be straightened.

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The four wires and their stripped counterparts are all unique in color which are orange, green, blue and brown. To construct a “straight through cable network”, are used to connect Ethernet switches to computers.

A recommended scheme is applied for connecting individual strands of cables in straight through the cable network. In this scheme, green line is linked with the green pin, pin 1 is connected to pin 1, and pin 2 is connected with pin 2 and so on.

In forming a crossover cable, pin 1 is matched with pin 3, pin 2 is linked up with pin 6.

Usually we deal with the straight through networks, and in this case, only orange and green colored wires are required.


Step 4:

In this step, all the wires are brought close together and are cut at the ends at an angle of 90 degrees from the cable. A total control of events is mandatory as wires need not to be washed away. The ‘cut off’ point is not more than half an inch from the cable jacket.

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The connector should be placed upside down and the cables must be inserted with a gentle push.

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A crimping tool is required in this step; the connector needs held firmly within the arms and must be squeezed long and hard.



The other end of the wire requires a similar procedural following before the cable is ready to be in business.

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The snag-less boots must be made to slide over the connectors as they not only give the connectors a decent and glittering look but helps to overcome inadequacies.


A cable tester is recommended to check out the continuity, strength and adaptabilities of the wire recently constructed.

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A valid cable testing device will help unveil the potential the wire holds in making a durable and sustainable connection.


The cabling systems of patch cord and Ethernet cables have a significant role in binding computing units together. Data delivery is the prime responsibility of various types and categories of connecting cables.

The flow of data needs to be continues for streamlined computing operations. The computing networks heavily rely of adequate selection of patch, cord and Ethernet cables because they transmit signals, data and Ethernet over a series of computers connected together.

The cabling system is an important component of computing infrastructure.

Modern day computing is nothing without smooth and uninterrupted flow of data, signals and current.

Ethernet speeds and ranges have crossed all limits in the sense that the cables now need to be more strong and vigilant to handle and sustain high pressures.

Data handling is never easy, but modern day cables, are tested and reoriented, time and again, to match up the rapid developments in the tech industry.

Patch cable are coaxial cables and play a pivotal role in building and framing homemade networks.


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