To: Make your own CAT5e cable Posted
by Mike @ 10:00
P.M. on 11/06/02
Anyone who has set up a network
before knows how expensive networking cables can get. One twenty-five
foot cable costs $20 at BestBuy. Instead of buying all the cable,
why not make your own? Today we'll be teaching you just that:
How to make your own CAT5e Cable - Up to 12 cables, totaling
up to 100 feet, all for only $20.
So what exactly is CAT5e cable?
Well CAT5e stands for Category 5e - Which is a type of data
communications cable. The kind of cable that we are going to
be working with today is 1,000 MBits/Sec 4 Pair/24 Gauge cable,
for computer networks and internet service.
The first thing that we should
do it get our materials ready, and here's what we'll need.
- 100 Feet of CAT5e Cable ($11.99 - Home Depot)
- 25 Pack of RJ-45 8-Position Modular Plugs ($7.97 - Home Depot)
- 1 Pair of Wire strippers
- 1 Pair of Wire cutters
- 1 Flathead Screwdriver