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How To Successfully Carry Out Network Cable Wiring

For beginners, network cable wiring can prove difficult. Before venturing into it, ask yourselves the following questions. What is your target network speed? How many rooms are to be wired? Which is the best location for distribution? Is Ethernet cable wiring done wright? How many ports should be in each location and finally, which path will the cable follow?

Having arrived at conclusions to the above queries, the next step is to acquire the desired length of the network cable, adding an extra length of cable to compensate for any foreseeable wastage. Prior to stripping the sleeve away, fit a boot, if necessary, while ensuring that it is facing the correct way. The network cable contains eight distinct internal wires which are securely covered by the outer jacket. To reveal these wires, carefully strip the outer jacket by cutting lengthwise using a knife or snips; the cut should be an inch from the end and directed away from yourself to avoid nicking the eight inner wires’ insulation. The wires are twisted into four pairs, each of which has one colored wire and an adjacent matching color stripped wire called a tracer.

While untwisting the pairs of wires, ensure that their outer coatings are unscathed. You will notice a white piece of thread; it is of no use and can be cut off and aesthetically disposed of. Cutting the wires 19 mm from the base will ensure easier handling.  Network cable wiring has to be done very delicately in order to gain maximum cable performance.

The TIA has set two methods of arranging the wires namely 568A and 568B. Depending on the specifications, the wires are arranged in accordance with either of the two methods while strictly following the specified color codes. For two layer devices such as a PC and a hub, a straight though cable is used; both ends have the 568B arrangement. When considering the use of like devices i.e. two PCs, a cross-over cable will be required; one end has a 568A arrangement while the other features a 568 B arrangement.

CAT 5 network cabling wiring is designed to handle network speeds of between 10Mbps to 100Mbps. In retrospect, it is the most common network cable wiring found in homes. With the need for more connectivity speed, the CAT 5e (enhanced) network cable wiring was designed to support speeds of up to 1000Mbps (gigabit); it would be uncommon to install such high connectivity speeds in typical homes. With an extra set of improvements, the CAT 6 cable installation achieves the highest connectivity speeds in the network wire cabling frontier. The Category 6 network cabling can handle speeds of up to 10 gigabits; ten times more than the Category 5 network cabling. All said and done, the different cable speeds are subject to the internet speed. A high network speed is not a recipe for a consequent high internet speed but the reverse is true.

Having ascertained that the eight colored wires are in the correct order, they are placed strategically inside the plug; to ensure they are of equal length from the base is very important for data cabling. The cores inside the plug have to be correctly guided for the proper functioning of the network cable. Having verified the correctness of the sequence, the wires are crimped together to give the final product. This procedure is done on both ends of the cable after which a test is carried out to make sure that the network cable is functioning. If you require quick quotation or have any question, please feel free to contact us at any time at (647) 808-8576.