I recently did my very first cat5e wiring in my life (details elsewhere).
The tools for the male connectors weren't too hard to figure out but what tools do YOU use for the female connectors?
Here, for example, is the sequence of steps for my very first connection
- but the tool I used seems like overkill for the job it's doing.
Do you have better ideas?
For starters, here is the cat5 cable as I bring it UP from a crawl space five feet above into the wall of a home office (there must be a better way to bring the cable up through the walls):Then, here's that cable up in the office to be wired with female RJ45 connections: I slit the cat5e outdoor cable with a utility knife (is there something better to use)? Then I lined up the wires for a "B" configuration and used this 'fancy punch' to press the wires in. Do you use this type of tool? Since the wires didn't get cut off, I had to twist them off: Then I clipped them into the wall plate. Is there a rule for which way the RJ45 connector goes in (ie with the little keystone clip thing on top or on the bottom?) And, here's the final outcome. Is there a rule for placement of the incoming versus outgoing connections? It's already done (my first attempt at wiring cat5e cable) - but I would like to learn & improve from your experience for the next set (coming soon so I can wire the upstairs bedroom).