Network Cabling


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Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Length of Class: 60 Minutes


Purpose of Class

This class teaches students how to create patch cords and terminate network cable into RJ45 jacks. We discuss the tools used in cabling and give an overview of how to cable a small building.
Topics Covered

Types of Cable and Jacks
Tools used in cabling
Creating a patch cable
Punching down a cable into a jack
Testing cables
Running cables
Class Notes

Cabling is very easy to do.
Types of Cables
Cat 3 is obsolete. Transmits data at 10Mbps.
Cat 5/Cat 5e is the current standard used for cabling
Cat 6 supports up to 10Gbps.
Twisted Pair – Shielding
Plenum is used for running cable in duct work.
Types of Jacks
RJ11 is used for telephones
RJ45 is used for Ethernet
Buy Good Tools
Punch Down Tool
Cable Tester
Making a Patch Cable
Orange/ White, Orange, Green/White, Blue, Blue/White, Green, Brown/ White, Brown
Keep twists as close to plug as possible
Punching down cable
A vs. B — Use B
Punch Down Tool, 110 Blade
Running Cable
Most Runs Max 100 Meters, 330 Feet.
Don’t Twist/ Kink Cut Cable
Fish Sticks are used for drop ceiling
Fish Tape used to run cable in walls
Dry Wall Saw is used to cut holes in drywall
Final Thoughts…
Neatness counts
Use a patch panel
All runs should be “home runs”
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