How to Assemble Cat5 Patch Cables

  1. Strip the cable jacket back a couple inches from the end of the cable.  This makes the wires easy to sort.
  2. Sort the pairs in the order shown on the diagrams below.
  3. Cut off the excess about 1/2 inch from the end of the jacket.
  4. Insert the pairs into the connector.  The wires should each go all the way in.  The jacket should insert far enough in to be crimped.
  5. Crimp the pins with a crimp tool
  6. Repeat for other end.
  7. Test your new patch cable.

Tips

Standard Patch Cable A
EIA/TIA 568A Color Scheme

 
1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

 

Standard Patch Cable B
EIA/TIA 568B Color Scheme (AT&T)

 

1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

 

Crossed Patch Cable
(connects 2 PC's without a hub)

     

1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

Information from www.pcmobilehelp.com