NETW310, Joe Njoloma
Lab #2, Terminating Category 5e and Category 6 UTP Cable
Lab Report 1. In the videos you just watched where is the color code to use for the jack shown?
For a CAT5e the color code is visible on both outer sides of the RJ45 connector (1st video) and for a CAT6 the color code is only visible on the interior between the PST
(pair separation tower) of the RJ45 connector (2nd video). 2. For the wires how many possible termination color code methods are there?
There are only 2 possible color code methods, T568A and T568B. 3. How many wires are there in a UTP cable?
There are only 2 possible color code methods, T568A and T568B. 4. What colors are used on these wires?
Colors used are orange, green, brown, blue, orangewhite, greenwhite, brownwhite, bluewhite. 5. The punch down tool used to insert the wires into a jack such as this does what two things to each wire? The punch down tool seats & trims the wires. 6. What is the most critical part of the termination procedure to ensure low crosstalk on the connection? To keep the twists in each of the 4 pairs. 7. How is the outer insulation covering each wire cut through during the termination procedure? With the punch down tool by punching it down once to get the wire into place
(seating the wire) and then punched down a bit further and harder to actually cut the wire. 8. Which termination color code method is used in this example? T568B 9. In which video is the wire separation tower shown?
In the 2nd video “Terminating CAT6 UTP Cable”. 10. Where are the pin numbers shown on the jack with the wire separation towers?
They are located between the PST (pair separation towers) on the interior of the
RJ45 connector. The pin numbers are inside the color code, between the PST.