Crimping RJ45 Patch cable (T568B)
- Copied the following from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_6_cable
Category 6 cable can be identified by the printing on the side of the cable sheath.<ref>Ethernet Cable Identification and Use</ref>
Cat 6 patch cables are normally terminated in 8P8C modular connectors. If Cat 6 rated patch cables, jacks, and connectors are not used with Cat 6 wiring, overall performance is degraded to that of the cable or connector.
Connectors use either T568A or T568B pin assignments; although performance is comparable provided both ends of a cable are the same, T568B is a deprecated standard and no longer supported by TIA.
Note: This is from left to right, with the (plastic) tab faced away from you.