Question by <!=firstname.lastname@example.org_stop><!=fname>paul<!=fname_end> <!=lname>leclair<!=lname_end> posted 04 Feb 2003
| RJ-45 jack|
|<!=question>I'm running ethernet cable in my home for a small home network, I'm using cable with out the jack in place, will I need a special crimping tool and is there a specific order to the wires at the jack end like the port end?|
Answer by <!=answered>Dmitri Abaimov<!=answered_end> posted 05 Feb 2003
Yes, you do need special crimping tool for RJ45 plugs.
You can use this link to order one for about $18 . Don't forget to get the plugs themselves, too. Just like those from
You do need to follow standard pin layout. Use this page at our site for your reference. Just make sure that you stick with either A or B option from the beginning, and use this layout at both ends, on all your cables.
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD
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