Since the dial-up internet age and long before Wi-Fi became popular in the country, ethernet cable has been present in homes and offices, ensuring a stable and even safer connection when compared to wireless networks, which can suffer external interference .
Since the dial-up Internet age, cables have been the best choice for a faster and more stable connection.Source: PxHere
Today, TecMundo teaches how to crimp a network cable at home, creating several connections and taking advantage of wired transmission.
Benefits of Using a Network Cable
The main benefit of using a wired connection is to have more browsing speed, since there are no external factors that can contribute to data packet loss on the wires, as with wireless connections.
Choose cables when connecting a device to the internet.Fonte: Shutterstock
Another advantage of the wired network is the ease of connecting to the internet. In most electronic devices with access to the network, just plug in the cable and the connection is recognized. In wireless transmission, there are some factors that can make the process difficult, such as the access password and delay to find the network.
What is crimping a network cable?
Crimping a network cable comes from the English expression to crimp. It’s about lining up the metal parts — in this case, the wires that make up the network cable — to join them with the RJ-45 connection plug.
Crimping a network cable is an expression for lining up the internal wires and putting them into a connector.Fonte: Shutterstock
To perform the procedure, it is not enough to cut the wires and fit them into the connector. You must follow an order before doing the “crimp” process, which arranges the wires in an exact order; otherwise, even connected to a router, the cable will not work.
How to assemble the network cable?
Before knowing the step-by-step assembly, you will need a few items:
- a network cable, preferably longer than 1 meter;
- at least two RJ-45 connectors or more, if you have a problem with the assembly;
You must have at least two RJ-45 connectors.Fonte: Shutterstock
- a cutter or knife;
- an RJ-45 cable crimping pliers.
Crimping pliers is essential to assemble the network cable.Fonte: Shutterstock
After separating the items, just follow the procedures:
1. Cut both ends of the cable.
2. Using cutters or a knife, remove the plastic frame by about 1 inch.
Cut the outside of the cable so that the inside wires are exposed as shown in the picture.Fonte: Shutterstock
3. Separate the twisted strands and loosen them so they are straight and have a space between them.
4. Arrange the cables before connecting them. You can follow one of two patterns: T568A or T568B, but both ends must be the same model.
Follow the color order for connections T568A and T568B.Fonte: Shutterstock
5. After ordering them, they need to be aligned and cut with the crimping pliers.
The wires need to be lined up as pictured so they can be inserted into the connector.Fonte: Shutterstock
6. After cutting, fit the wires into the connector. Hold firmly and slide them all the way into the correct connections.
7. Place the connector on the inside of the crimping pliers, with the symbol “8P”, and tighten to secure the plug.
Place the cables inside the crimping pliers as shown in the image.Fonte: Shutterstock
8. Do the same procedure on the other end, remembering to keep the order of the threads on both sides.
9. Okay, now just plug the wire into the router and the device you want to connect to the internet.
After assembling the cable, just connect it to the router and devices that use internet.Fonte: Shutterstock
Now that you know how to build an ethernet network cable, you can create more wired connections to ensure good browsing speed.
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