Making Ethernet Patch Cables!

I picked up a massive spool of Cat 5e ethernet cable last Sunday for £2, not a bad deal. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn to make ethernet cables. I ordered some JR45 crimps and a crimping tool and got started! As always, YouTube was my guide and this video was great.

I used this diagram to help me with the order of the internal wires.

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Here is my cable WIP

And here is my final cable!

And, as you can see it works great, I get the same rubbish speeds I always do 😛