|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] cable crimping
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From: Rick Moen
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] cable crimping
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Quoting Ruben Safir (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> Paul, I need you to come to the house and crimp a cable for me. Infact,
> you can show me how to do it.
After he shows you classic TIA 568A and 568B cable wiring
configurations, buy yourself an ideal Industries Crimpmaster.
You can also buy die sets for them, in case you want to do things other
than RJ-45, such as RJ-11 (telco) and other things.
Don't settle for any lesser crimping tool. There's a lot of them out
there that just suck.
Also: Get a big bag of RJ-45 ends and practice with them -- because it
takes some practice before you stop making dud cables. Once you've
gotten the knack, you can then turn out reliable ethernet cables with no
Also#2: If buying new ethernet cable, spring for CAT6E. (Yes, even
though officially no such spec exists, it nonetheless de-facto does.)
I make no apologies over my still working on using up the 1000' spool of
CAT5 I bought in 1997, but wouldn't _think_ of buying more of it.