Assembly Of A Category 6 Shielded Solid Or Stranded RJ45 Plug With Cable Clip

Twisted pair cables such as CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6a cable are a low cost and easy installation alternative to traditional coax cables for transmitting KVM and AV signals.   KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) extenders via CAT5 may be used to remove computers from harsh or sensitive environments, or to restrict physical access to the computer. Video extension products such as VGA, DVI, S-Video or HDTV extenders via CAT5 are used to extend video displays. Each extender consists of two units – the local and remote units, which are interconnected using a CAT5/5e/6 cable.

This article focuses on the proper method for terminating a CAT6 shielded solid or stranded cable using standard tools and materials that are readily available.  With the proper use of the tools and a little practice you will be terminating CAT6 cables in no time.

Prepare the cable

You will first need CAT6 shielded cable (solid or stranded for the purposes of this article) cut to the desired length.  The cable can be terminated before or after installation, even if you have a long run to make.  Using a cable test