How to Terminate a RJ-45 Jack


You will learn the proper method to terminate a RJ-45 Cat5e or 2-line telephone jack.

Things You'll Need

  • Cable stripper
  • 110 impact tool
  • Cat5e 4 pair cable
  • Sissors
  • Strip the jacket from the colored 4 pairs, leaving about 2 inches of wire exposed.

  • Separate the colored 4 pair wires.

  • Place the colored 4 pair wires into the corresponding slot on the jack.

  • Using the 110 impact tool, push the wire to the bottom of the slot until the excess wire is cut.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not untwist the individual pairs.
  • Keep the jacket as close to the jack as possible.
  • Make sure the wires make good contact with the jack.
  • Always wear eye protection.
  • Unplug cables from switches, hubs, routers, and any other devices that maybe connected.

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