How to Wire Cat6 Cable to an RJ45 Connector?

January 02, 2022 2 min read

Cat6 cables are used in the LAN Networks, making it essential to have a specific type of connecting end. RJ45 Connectors can help in this regard. To create a secure & quick connection between RJ45 Connector and Cat6 cables, follow this step-by-step process.

The process is straight forward, but it might be a bit time-consuming for the newbies because of multiple wire strands.

Process of connecting cat6 cable with RJ45 Connectors:

  1. Cut the insulation of a Cat6 cable using the wire cutter. Make sure to remain gentle as we need to cut only the insulation without harming the wires within.
  2. You’ll see a set of 8 wires with a single strand and a filtering material. You can move all the wires aside and cut the extra strand and the filtering material with the wire cutter.
  3. Unwind the wire sets, you’ll have eight single wires at the end of the process. 
  4. Arrange them with the B formatting of wire, which is as follows:
  • White/Orange (Transmit +)
  • Orange (Transmit -) 
  • White/Green (Receive +)
  • Blue
  • White/Blue
  • Green (Receive -)
  • White/Brown
  • Brown
    1. Now slide the wires into the RJ45 connector so that the orange wires are closest to you and the flat side of the connector is at the bottom. 
    2. Once the wires are inside the RJ45 connector, cut any extra wires so they can easily get into the other part of the RJ45 connector. 
    3. Hold the outer part of RJ45 Connector with the clip at the bottom. Now slide all the eight wires already covered with the inner part of the connector. As these wires will reach the end, you’ll hear a “click” sound. This ensures that your connector has been fixed properly.
    4. Now place this connector in the crimping tool and squeeze it to ensure its sustainability. Your connection is ready.