This article discusses how to improve Cat5e network connectivity with CAT5E patch panels, which provides the organization, convenience and cost-effective solution for network operations. Cat5e patch panel cabling is a quick and easy way to set up your Ethernet network with Cat5e cables, Catstone sockets and plugs, patch cables, and other cable management products.
As we know, Internet connections are very common in some high-density work areas such as office buildings, shopping centers that many workers in different offices or floors have had to wire the Internet service from the central server. Wringing the Internet from each site of use to the central service is a must, but it creates a large mass of incoming cables in the area of the server that must be organized correctly with a patch panel. Using the patch panel, the help can label where the other end of the wire is (usually by floor number and room number), allowing you to maintain sanity because everything is organized. As a result, connecting PCs or accessories to networks becomes quick and simple.
Take for example the wiring of the Cat5e patch panel, this article will show you how to wire a Cat5e patch panel step by step.
They are T568A and T568B. Or one is fine as long as you use the same standard at each end of the wire. The difference between the two standards is only the color, the way the pairs are grouped is always the same.
Cat5E patch panel
A tester for network cables
110 drilling tool
All of them can get from some suppliers of fiber-optic or copper network solutions like FiberStore.
Step 1. Select a place to mount the panel where the network wires end.
Step 2. Examine the 110 style punching connectors on the back of the Cat5e patch panel, making sure there are enough patch connectors on the patch panels to house all incoming Ethernet cables. You will also see the color code “A” and “B”. Use the “B” code, which is the common network standard.
Step 3. Use the wire strippers to cut the cable sheath about 1.5 inches from the end of each cable. Take off your jacket. If the incoming Ethernet cables are of the RJ6 type, they will have an internal plastic jacket under the sheath of the external cable which must be carefully removed and thrown away with nippers.
Step 4. You will see 4 pairs of twisted cables inside the Ethernet cable. Unscrew all the threads and enlarge them. The wires are color coded with 4 solid colors and 4 with a white stripe around the color.
Step5. Insert all 8 wires into the 110-style connectors of the patch panel into the patch panel output used to receive incoming cables. You will see the color code labels on the patch panel. Match the cables to the corresponding color in the “B” color combination.
Step6. Use a drilling tool 110 to press firmly on each wire to make sure it is gripped by both sets of teeth of the insulation displacement connector. The Punch Down tool is state of the art and can be used to cut excess wire of Ethernet cables during the pushing process.
Step7. This step is optional but recommended. Mark the finished incoming cables with a label indicating where the cables are connected to the room or floor numbers. It will help you to pinpoint system problems accurately or to deliver futures update projects.
Step8. Use a cable tester to ensure that all wires are properly terminated.
You can now connect a short patch cable from the desired port on the patch panel to the nearest hub or switch. The other end of the wire would have been closed to a wall outlet (sometimes called “drop”).