Computer Network Cabling: Ethernet Wiring Infrastructure
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Computer Network Cabling: Ethernet Wiring Infrastructure

The Physical Side of Computer Networking; Wire Ethernet Cables from Scratch and Master the Fundamentals of RJ-45 Ports.
4.9 (5 ratings)
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Created by Matt Thomas
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Splice, Cut, and Install Data Wiring onto Jacks
  • Successfuly Install RJ45 Connectors onto Ethernet Cables
  • Properly Test All Cables / Connections for Signal
  • Find and Detect Network Cables within Walls and Clusters
  • Physically Increase Network Capabilities
  • Intuitively Run Cable
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  • Must be able to safetly utilize sharp objects
  • Certain tools (explained in detail in the course)

Cabling is no-doubt one of the fundamentals of the IT world. 

Whether you're an Intern or a Level III Technician, you'll eventually run into a situation that requires you to create and run cable. What seems like an easy task can turn into a real headache if the proper steps aren't executed properly. 

This course is designed to teach you the core principles of network cabling so that you can; 

  • Cut and Measure Ethernet Cable Wiring
  • Determine Category Types 
  • Install (a.k.a. "Crimp") RJ45 Connectors onto Cables
  • Wire and Establish Connections with Jacks / Ports
  • Test and Diagnose New / Existing Connections
  • And everything else in-between 

By the end, you'll know network cable wiring inside and out.

So, If you're ready to hone your skills in the art of cabling, Enroll now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn physical network wiring.
  • Job hunters seeking knowledge for entry-level IT positions
  • Anyone who needs to run cable in their home / building
  • Business owners who need to run cable for their office(s)
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Network Cables
2 Lectures 05:17

What are network cables? 

What can we do with them? 

Well, let's find out. 

Preview 00:47

This lecture's an in-depth description of the different "Cat"egories. 


CAT 5e


CAT 6a


A Look into CAT5/CAT6/CAT7
In-depth Look at Networking Cables
3 Lectures 03:49

In this video I quickly take apart a cable and expose the inner wiring. 

Splicing and Examining Inner Wiring

RJ - 45 Connectors are the main connectors we use for data transfer

It's the successor to the RJ - 11 cable, which we primarily use for voice. 

RJ45 - Connectors

A quick look at the RJ - 45 Jack. 

Preview 01:05
Your Toolbox for Cabling
4 Lectures 05:03

The Crimper - Used to evenly cut wires and secure RJ - 45 connectors 

Preview 01:16

The Impact tool - Used for installing RJ - 45 Jacks

Preview 00:59

Electrician Scissors - Used for cutting cable

** Not kitchen scissors like the ones used in the video!! 

Electrician Scissors

Cable tester - One of the most important tools, it allows you to make sure your connections are true or not.

Much better than finding out the hard way. 

Preview 01:58
Creating a Patch Cable
6 Lectures 13:52

We start by defining a "Patch cable", a patch of cable used to test a larger portion of that cable. 

The purpose of a Patch Cable

We begin the process of creating a patch cable by cutting off some cable and opening it up. 

Splicing and Exposing Wire

Once you've exposed the cable's inner wiring, you'll want to color code and level them. 

Color Coding and Leveling

In this lecture, I demonstrate how to use the crimper to install RJ - 45 connectors. 

Adding and Securing the Connector

This video's a review of the connector installation. 

Preview 04:57

The most important part of creating cables - testing

Testing the New made cable

4 questions
Punching the Cable into Jacks
4 Lectures 11:15
Fitting and Wiring the Jack

Now that the wires are fitted, we secure them to the jack using the Impact tool. 

Punching Down the Jack

A review of punching down a jack

Fitting and Punching down PT 2

Time to test our new cable! 

Testing the new Jack

Review of Jacks
2 questions
Running Cable
1 Lecture 01:21

Every cabling job is going to be different. Here are a few tips for navigating a job in the field. 

Considerations and Helpful Tools for Running Cable
1 Lecture 00:50

Congrats on making it to the end! 

If you have any lingering questions, please leave it in the Q&A. I promise I'll answer any questions you might have. 

Happy cabling! 

Working in the Real World
About the Instructor
Matt Thomas
4.6 Average rating
117 Reviews
5,368 Students
5 Courses
IT Professional, Hardware Enthusiast, Author

Matt's a tech fanatic with a passion for computer hardware and an extensive background in the professional IT field. 

Naturally, he's loved tinkering with computers his whole life, building and upgrading various systems along the way. He has acquired a wide variety of skills as a result of his years of experience working with hardware. From setting up extreme performance rigs to cabling new and old infrastructure, he's done it all.

Nothing makes him happier than passing on his expertise onto those out there willing to learn and expand their skill sets. Knowledge should be applicable, understandable, and most importantly, useful. If you take any of his courses, you'll see how detailed he gets in breaking down every idea. You won't miss a thing!