Monthly Archives: April 2006

Wiring my home

I spent a Sunday a couple of weeks back rewiring a couple of rooms at home with Cat 5 cabling. Mostly just moving the cables from one outlet to another.

Some things I learned…

1. Making ethernet patch cables is easy: Get bulk cable and use the wiring schema from Wikipedia: and some of these linked sites:



2. Radio shack has cheap pushdown tools and RJ45 Ends. (less than $5 each)

3. Of all the places I looked at, Home Depot has the cheapest crimping tool – a $20 tool that includes a wire stripper.