To do a data cabling installation the things you will need are a screwdriver, RJ-45 jacks and outlet boxes or faceplates, a cat5e or cat6 data cable, electricians snips or diagonal cutters, cable stripper, & RJ-45 patch cords.

  • Mount an RJ-45 wall jack on the wall nearest the spot for the computer and mount another one on the wall closest to the computer modem wired to your  broadband provider.

  • Run a Cat-6 data cable along the walls or ceilings from one RJ-45 jack to the  other, leaving service loops slack for terminations at each end before cutting the cable from the box or reel. Maintain a 12″ distance from power lines and 48″ distance from electric motors to avoid EMI interference.

  • Remove 2 inches from the outer covering at both ends of the cable with cable strippers. While maintaining the twist of the pairs, lay the conductors into the appropriate IDC contacts.  You may find two color schemes, T568A and T568B.  You should determine the standard used by the network and terminate both sides to that standard.  Then use a termination tool to seat the conductors.

  • Mount the jack onto the wall outlet box or faceplate.

  • Label both ends of the cable and jacks, perform any required documentation and testing, and plug each side in using RJ45 patch cables that are the appropriate length and appropriate rating (Cat5e cords for a Cat5e network, etc).



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