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Instructions | How to work out Network cable yourself?

workout a lan cable yourself

No matter how you find this article and right now are probably going on browsing, you are probably a network wiring engineer or a webmaster, at least you are keen on mechanical.

Today I wanna introduce you how to make a lan cable yourself. Since you may search for ways to make it more feasible, you are supposed to know the tools that need originally including a crimper tool and a wire stripper cutter. The fact is that one is a traditional solution which are more likely to suit people with more patience and fun when cut and crimp. The thing has changed after the appearance of Pass-Thru Modular Wire Crimper, which enables you to have a quicker speed while doing the same. At the same time, you’ll still enjoy a stable connection set up by your own hands.

So, how it a Pass-Thru Modular Wire Crimper works? Let me show you with the VCE pass through rj45 crimping tool (also called ez rj45 crimper tool, pass through cable crimping tool). You can consider this one as an update from the VCE Ethernet cable crimping tool. But the two look different. This one dresses in a blue material in the handle and other details instead of black. The comfortable sensation while using is alike the Ethernet cable crimping tool. 

The significant feature of the pass through cable crimping tool is you are able to install the cable with itself, which means an all-in-one multi-function tool let you cut, strip and crimp.

What are you waiting for? Let's start!

To begin with, insert a cable cap into the wire for later use. Before the next step, unlock the Pass-Thru Modular Wire Crimper firstly. You press down the handle to roll out the lock button. Then you can go on.

Now probably you need a ruler, terminal measures 3cm in length, followed by putting the Ethernet cable into the “STRIP” hole of our Crimper and fixed on that place ,then just rotate it in a circle so that you can easily cut the 3cm skin of insulation with the inner sharp blade.

After the step you can see the exposed four twisted pair wires in all colors. Separate the wires into single and cut off the Al foil or film inside as well. As shown below, you need to keep the different colorful wires neat as order according to T568B Standard RJ45 pins which define the arrangement of the individual eight wires needed when attaching connectors to a cable.  

Next, cut the wires from the downside Brown to upside Orange+White in an oblique angle and make sure the angle is not too steep, a moderate angle is OK. You’d better reserve a length of about 2.5cm of the Orang+White wire, followed by cutting the wires horizontally. Then you wear the core wire into the RJ45 plug. By the way, if you want to get a higher efficiency, use the matched VCELINK gold plated RJ45 CAT6 end pass through Ethernet RJ45 connector plugs for joint use.

After that, you can see that those extra wires are longer than the plug. Look at them to double check your colors are correctly on their places. Then, upward insert the cable cap you left before into the plug.

crimping tool

Now comes to the most important step.

First of all, make sure your tool is unlocking. And then you put the plug into the crimping tool, confirm push the handle to the bottom——crimp. Moreover, insure that the wires are pushed to the end of the plug’s hole. Be careful to this point because if there are some problems causing yours poorly use, possibly you got something wrong here.

crimping tool

 At last, to make sure if it works, you can insert the cable tester.

By the simplified process diagram you can see it does provide you an effortless way make your own network cable. As you know, every coin has two sides; a fly in the ointment is that you cannot use it to join the RJ11 connectors to ends of your phone, compared with the Cable Crimping Tool which has that ability.

Overall, if you are merely focusing on the Ethernet cable including Cat 5/5e/6 making, the pass through rj45 crimping tool which can save you from redundant steps suits you best. However, if you want it to be more practical with use of Cat 7 or a RJ11, at the same time enjoying the process of cutting and crimping that make you feel like doing some delicate workmanship, you’d better turn to the Cable Crimping Tool. And no matter which one you prefer, either of them gives you a reliable connection that protects you from disturbance and instability, allows for your fast data transmitting.

Such an interest of handmade never belongs to wireless network and only with the wired network can you enjoy this kind of a distinct fun. Besides, it may remind you to make a different decision and choose tools for your need and like. Furthermore, you may never be curious about or interested in how wireless networks work because you are always immersed in them, but once you have tried to go through this process you might learn a little bit about the Ethernet world.

How to make a network cable by yourself

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the skin of your internet or phone cable? Did you try to strip it and see what is inside? Don’t you want to know how tightly affix a connector to the end of a cable with an Ethernet terminal tool which could allow for your fast data transmitting? Aren’t you willing to have a try?

If you are a network wiring engineer or a webmaster, you probably like to make the internet cable by yourself. Or just like what I said before, you are really interested in Internet and perhaps even attempt to make a network cable on you own.

So, how to make a network cable by ourselves? Does a DIY network cable easily broken down that we cannot even use for a while? How to make a stable connection with our own hands? For that reason you’d better choose suitable high quality components of your own cables, among which an excellent modular plug crimping tool is quite vital.

Since you are ready to go with me for the process of a DIY network cable, I’d like to use this VCE rj45 crimping tool (Ethernet crimping tool, modular plug crimping tool) as an example to show how it works. What along with the crimping tool is a wire stripper cutter which is matched to use cooperatively. The first reason I choose it is for its advanced appearance with electroplate surface, handle and locking feature. And it’s made of high quality material, which makes it durable and make the clip, braiding shield and drain wire fully contacted, help you precision crimping.

I’m sure you have already got your Cable prepared, so let’s do it!

 

To begin with, insert a cable cap into the wire for later use.

Then, probably you need a ruler, terminal measures 3cm in length, take up the wire stripper fixed on that place ,and then rotate the stripper in a circle to easily cut the 3cm skin of insulation.

After the step you can see the exposed shielded net, inner shield and wires in all colors. We only need 8mm of the shielded net, so cut off the rest length. As for the inner shield, just take them all away so that we can arrange the wires. As shown below, arrange the different colors as order.

crimper tools

 

Next, cut the wires from the downside Brown to upside Orange and White in an oblique angle. You’d better reserve a length of about 2.5cm of the Orang and White wire, and make sure the angle is not too steep, a moderate angle is OK. Then we put the wires into the load bar in turn. Remember the bar is put lower under the shortest, the Brown wire. Meanwhile, double checking your colors are correctly on their places. After that, take up your plug and close to the wires, make the downside insulation of the exposed wires align the bottom of the plug, if no problem, there could be a length of about 1.5cm reserved. Then you can cut the wires horizontally.

In the next step we can assemble the plug. The key point is ensuring the wires are pushed to the end of the plug’s holes. If there are some problems causing yours poor use, possibly you got something wrong here. So carefully notice this step!

Then, it’s time for our Cable Crimping Tool. Without a reliable crimping tool, the connection obviously could be loose easily, which possibly interrupt your access to Internet and be quite troublesome. RJ45 crimping tool is a fast and reliable modular crimp-connector install tool for Cat5 or Cat 7 cables and plugs, which is the second reason I like it. So if your cable is Cat7, you need to regulate screw fit for Cat7 which belongs to the hole of 8P, followed by pressing down the handle to roll out the lock button. After unlocking, put the plug into the crimping tool and crimp it, just like you are using the stapler.

So funny, isn’t it? What we need to do next is winding the shield braiding wires downside of the plug and then make the fixed buckle closer of the crimping tool fix cable by crimping again. Besides crimping the plug with its dovetail clip, this crimper tool can be also used to join the RJ11 connectors to ends of your phone. The difference is inserting your plug into the hole of 6P. So you can see how practical it is! Compared with buying a single tool, I’m rather willing to choose this multifunctional Ethernet crimper for more than one use.

crimper tools process

 

Finally, upward insert the cable cap which we remain in the first step into the plug.

That’s it! By the simplified process diagram you can see it is definitely not a hard work, right? To make sure if it works, you can insert the cable tester. Wonder the result? Just try to make one by yourself and check, it absolutely won’t let you down.

If the process of cutting and crimping make you feel like doing some delicate workmanship and you are enjoying it, this suits you best. By contrast, if you are disturbed by the redundant steps, there is another simplified tool provided for you, the VCE pass through rj45 crimping tool (ez rj45 crimper tool pass-through cable crimping tool), with which only crimping once enables you to crimp the plug and meanwhile cut of the extra wires.

So it is also a kind of fun of a wired network. You may ask why we need to do such a “boring” thing since I prefer the wireless network so that I even needn’t do anything by myself. Remember what I said about in the article < Is the wired network inferior to wireless network?>,such interesting of handmade never belongs to wireless network. After reading, you might agree with my ideas. Besides, it may remind you to make a different decision and choose tools for your need and like.

 

Is the wired network inferior to wireless network?

Now you are reading these words. So let me ask you a question——Are you using the Wi-Fi network at this moment? If you are outside or in some public areas, I guess your answer is yes. But as for staying in your work office, honestly, I am not really sure about the answer.

Well, the advent of wireless networks has revolutionized our work patterns and lifestyle. So what do you think the most significant benefit of it? Obviously, the primary value of a wireless network is dispensing with the need for many physical wires. We definitely are familiar with the disturbance of a tangled mess of wires. But wireless networks provide us an easier way with more convenient access to a network which is free from cords and cables.

However, the question what we should concentrate more on is that——Is a wireless network, which we normally refers to Wi-Fi network, as secure as a wired network that we traditionally use in our office? Information Technology decision makers (ITDMs) believe wireless networks to be the most vulnerable element of the IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. Nearly half (49%) of respondents ranked wireless networks as most exposed from a security standpoint, in contrast to just 29% for the core network.

That threats including two parts, outside attacks, as well as internal vulnerabilities. It is effortless for a skillful external operator to try to collect information or simply wreck your computer data for ransom or for fun, which will be unpredictable and disastrous for the company. Besides, do you know how many people you are familiar or strange with can get access to your company’s network? Furthmore, as soon as employees are allowed into the wireless network with their own personal devices, the entire system becomes vulnerable to hacking and viruses. What is the most crucial factor for a business company? The data, evidently, is closely bound up with your company’s profitability and viability. Thus, once the attack happens, the following consequences may be crushing.  

So what about the wired network? The wired network is excellently suitable to your business office since is always the most reliable and most secure internet connection, though it is always in a tangle, it does enable increase security, control, reliability, and speed. In other words, using physical connections might not seem as advances as the wireless alternative, but it is the superior choice when your data is precious and confidential. Those lift-lines of wires ensure your office is safe and secure, better able to conduct business with that hard-wired peace of mind. 

Generally speaking, the reasons why you are hesitating to use wired connections perhaps include the following aspects, which are not unavoidable and exactly can be improved via related components with low expenditure.

Network Cables, one of the most primary parts of a wired network is the cable, which is basic to Internet. They’re used to connect things like your laptop and desktop computer to your router or a switch, so you have access to the Internet. 

There are two basic categories of Ethernet cable, Category 5 (Cat 5) & Category 6 (Cat 6).

Cat 5 can transfer up to 100 megabits per second. How much is that? Well, comparing with your smartphone, CAT5 transfers data 2 to 5 times faster than LTE on your smartphone. To be more specific, you can download a feature film in two minutes. 

Cat 6, on the other hand, is 10 times faster than Cat 5.That’s a movie in 12 seconds. Transfer speeds up to 1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps. It is advisable to choose the VCE Cat6 Ethernet Extension Cable to extend your network device with existing lan cable. You will feel more convenient and get a higher speed to transfer business data. If you are home, there will be no delay when you play game, as well as faster download and more smoothly movie. 

With more and more devices, you need more cables. Without proper cable management, you could make yourself and your office in a mass. In that situation, it’s time for a patch panel to play a role which can provide you a simple, neat and easy-to-manage solution. By centralizing cables in one place, patch panels make it easy for network administrators to move, add or change complex network architectures. There are kinds of patch panels supplied to conform to your needs, Brush Panel, 1U brush panel, blank patch panel, shielded patch panel, etc. A VCELINK 24-Port blank keystone patch panel ,for example, which is able to fit all standard 19 inch 1U equipment allows you to identify outlets quickly with bold port numbers and run your cables neatly with back bar. So is a VCELINK 24-Port blank shielded keystone patch panel. You absolutely want to keep your delicate servers clean, thus a VCELINK 1U cmbrush1u brush strip horizontal might be helpful. It is designed to allow easy feeding of cabling through a rack while keeping dust out of the cabinet.

The vital key—RJ45 connectors are used almost exclusively with Ethernet cables and networking.RJ45 refers to Registered Jack 45 connector which is a standard type of physical connector for network cables. Although Ethernet cables have gone through several generations of speed improvements, the RJ45 connector that appears on the ends of the cables has not changed. So inferiors RJ45 connectors prevent a tight connection between the plug and the network port, the Crystal Unshielded Network Modular Connector Plug provides contact stability and can meet the requirements for higher data transfer speeds. Other types like Shielded Modular Plug with Ethernet RJ45 Cable Cap Connector including several colors for your different demand. Practically speaking, you might use some crimping tools to help.

A RJ45 coupler is always needed. The primary use for an RJ45 coupler is to turn two short Ethernet computer networking cables into one long cable. And it can be sources of interference and performance degradation if used incorrectly. The RJ45 keystone couplers are always used with the keystone patch panel. Cat6 keystone coupler connects two Cat6 cables together while minimizing cross talk signal issues. 

What I attempt to stress is a wired network with excellent components definitely is not worse than the wireless. So check your things when something wrong, and then why not try some better products?

And give us your ideas about what components you need, for which we probably will work later.

Besides the Ethernet cable, fiber optic cable is also a kind of way to transfer data. Instead of insulated metal wires transmitting electrical signals, fiber optic cables use strands of glass and pulses of light. That causes problem. Although we could put on a coat to increase the bending resistance of it, we cannot beat the right angle such as which between the wall and the ground because it’s likely to cause damage to the core. But that is not the thing we need to worry about for Ethernet cable because its great performance of flexibility. Also, because of the vulnertability of fiber optic, the later maintenance probably cause lots of trouble.It is no doubt that optical fiber has many advantages, such as long transmission distance, stable signal, small attenuation, high speed, etc. But as well it is the reason why the cost of fiber optic is much more expensive than Ethernet cable, the price is almost doubled for the same specifications of Ethernet cable, not to mention the costly optical port network card that needed. Last but not least, you may want to make a Ethernet cable by yourself via the rj45 crimper tool which with matched ez rj45 pass through connectors or the rj45 modular plug crimping tool to crimp Ethernet cable rj45 connectors, I do believe you have already read the article How to crimp rj45 connectors and want to have a try. But how can you make a fiber optic? I’m afraid maybe only technical staff could make it.

Choose yourself a suitable cable, I’m sure you will support my idea that wired network is not inferior to wireless network. Don’t believe?

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