I have just started making my own network cables, is there a way of testing them? Obviously i know plug it in to a computer and a router etc and see if it works, but is there a level of quality that i need to achive speed wise, or is it pretty much it either works or it dont?
As stated, you need a cable tester. From what I hear 'rumors' you can either blow it up make the equipment (unstable), and mess up the CAT5 cable, crossover cable you just made by wiring it in
correctly. Making CAT5 cable,Crossover cables etc... are pretty simple to do. I do sub contracting IT work you would be surprised how many these you actually do make. Crossover cables that is. Best part it's 'A lot cheaper'
For wiring diagrams (if needed) go here:
(How to Make a RJ45 Cable Tester
)http://www.southwest...r/rj45/rj45.htmhttp://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asphttp://www.google.co...Make CAT5 +RJ45
Hope this helps, Irongeek
Edited by Irongeek, 12 December 2005 - 11:29 AM.