Learn about cat 5 wiring using the following list of printable cat 5 wire diagrams below. We have a pack of wiring diagrams including home, outlet, and other cat 5 ethernet wiring. Check out the diagrams in the list below.
Cat 5 wire diagram above is the chart of the wiring. Category 5 cable, commonly referred to as Cat 5, is a twisted pair cable for computer networks. The cable standard provides performance of up to 100 MHz and is suitable for most varieties of Ethernet over twisted pair. Cat 5 is also used to carry other signals such as telephony and video. The images below depict the cable pin-outs for straight-through and cross-over Cat-5 Ethernet cables.
Inside the ethernet cable, there are 8 color coded wires. These wires are twisted into 4 pairs of wires, each pair has a common color theme. One wire in the pair being a solid or primarily solid colored wire and the other being a primarily white wire with a colored stripe. The twists are extremely important. They are there to counteract noise and interference. It is important to wire according to a standard to get proper performance from the ethernet cable.
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