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#1 gojyo

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:27 AM

Hi, recently I wired up cat5 cables and crimped them with rj45 connectors. When I tried connecting them to the ethernet ports on the router they did not fit in properly. I have no idea why it's not fitting since I did everything the way it supposed to be done. Help in resolving this issue would be much appreciated. Thanks. 



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 05:34 AM

Is it possible for you to post pictures of both the connectors and the router ports?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

Hello I've uploaded the image.

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#4 Wand3r3r

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

picture of the cable end is unclear.

 

are you trying to plug that into the far left white port?  or the yellow ports?



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 03:07 AM

Hello I have to plug it in the yellow port.



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

Can you provide a clearer picture of the cable end?  In the blurred picture it looks correct.  What exactly is not fitting?  Two wide?  Too deep?  Too tall?



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:18 PM

You are putting it in with the tab on the connector down right?


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 07:31 AM

@Wand3r3r >> sorry my camera is bad quality. :wacko:

 

@CaveDweller2 >> yes I am inserting the cable correctly. :thumbup2:



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 11:14 AM

Perhaps you used rj48 connectors which are a bit wider than rj45



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

Hi sorry for the late reply my internet was down. The guys at the shop confirmed that it's an RJ45 connector. Something happened though, when I crimped it more than once it fitted in the router even made the clicking sound. So I thought maybe my problem was that I didn't crimp it well but I've seen many videos online on making your own RJ45 cable from wiring to crimping. I've bought extra RJ45 connectors and modular plugs to get more practice at home since I'm still new with this. And I wish to thank all of you who took your time to assist me it's much appreciated. Take care. :)



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

That would do it  :thumbup2: . Also a few more tips that I have acquired.

 

  1. Arrange wires in order by color
  2. White/Orange, Orange, White/Green, Blue, White/blue, Green, White/brown, Brown (TIA 568B)
  3. Trim the wires straight across using a pair of wire cutters. In General the width of your index finger (where the wires were "Arranged") is long enough. Before making the cut go over the wire arrangement again and make sure its correct
  4. Insert the wires into the RJ45 Jack with the Tab DOWN. The wires should touch the End of the connector and the "Jacket" should be underneath the strain relief.
  5. Crimp the cables as hard as you can squeeze.
  6. Before inserting the RJ45 plug into a switch or router bend the plastic tab back up slightly (don't break it). This ensures the plug is firmly into the device making contact with all the pins. 
  7. Invest in a cable testing tool if you plan on making allot of connections and test your cables before using them.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 01 November 2014 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:19 PM

I've seen more issues from home made cables than manufactured cables.  Being able to make or mend a cable is great, but I don't recommend it as a practice.  I can recommend Monoprice for inexpensive cables.






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