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pal2511
11-19-2004, 16:25
I just bought some (as in 500 feet) of cat 5 cable to wire the inside of my house...I have the cable that is solid core I believe ...its all one piece on each individual wires. I am having trouble getting the wire to unbend and line up with the rj45 plus. Any tips you guys can give me?

AAshooter
11-19-2004, 16:30
I just unwrap them and then run them over a pen or a pencil under pressure. It is very similar to the technique used to curl ribbon using the edge of a pair of sissors.

pal2511
11-19-2004, 16:33
Never did any curling of ribbon :) Have any pictures of it being done?

podwich
11-19-2004, 16:35
You're in effect just bending it the opposite way to "unbend" it.

pal2511
11-19-2004, 16:36
hmmm ok Ill try that...any certain standard I should use? like the A or B standard

cnemikeman
11-19-2004, 18:18
Orange/white orange green/white blue blue/white green brown/white brown...........

Halo
11-19-2004, 23:39
For the wall outlets, use the "B" color code.

unixglocker
11-21-2004, 21:07
The cheapest crimper that doesn't have a straight action to it will drive you bonkers, might as well be smashing it with a rock. The decent kind that are hinged to have a straight travel on the die are good enough for the price.

proguncali
11-22-2004, 01:24
What I do is strip way more cover off than is needed and then line up all of the cables. Then I trim down the wires with the crimper to the correct length.

That seems to be the easiest way for me anyway...

pal2511
11-22-2004, 08:11
Thats a good idea proguncali. I havnt had time to screw with it lately so I am gonna have to try it again on wed or so. I am tempted to just buy teh keystone jacks that fit the plug into the back and you fit the plug to the cable that goes into the front ....its basically a female to female keystone jack.

grantglock
11-22-2004, 14:00
Originally posted by proguncali
What I do is strip way more cover off than is needed and then line up all of the cables. Then I trim down the wires with the crimper to the correct length.

That seems to be the easiest way for me anyway...

I thought that was the only way. Any other way would just make it harder.

proguncali
11-22-2004, 14:57
Originally posted by grantglock
I thought that was the only way. Any other way would just make it harder.

I've seen people try it the other way....;g ;)

unixglocker
11-24-2004, 16:46
http://www.baynesvilleelectronics.com/promotions.ivnu

Haven't used one of these yet but it sure looks like it could cut some time off setup if you build a lot of temporary networks.

pal2511
11-24-2004, 18:27
Those are cool little plugs there. I had a friend come over and we got 2 of the network jacks installed in teh office/spare bedroom and 3 network cables ran into the living room. Then I ran out of cable. I figured 500 feet would be plenty :) Guess not