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How to make a Cat5e Ethernet cable the easy way?

How to make a Cat5e Ethernet cable with a GF2100?


This method allows an RJ45 plug to be attached to a Cat5e or Cat6 cables without the use of professional tools, like a Crimper tool. The GF2100 has a Tool-less terminating block which when pushed down it terminates the wires securely, creating a strong reliable connection. This can also be attached to an Ethernet cable with RJ45 plugs connected, just cut off one of the plugs and attach the GF2100 RJ45 plug, to create a custom length Ethernet cable.


How to connect an RJ45 using a GF2100 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Connector?

How to connect an RJ45 plug? The easy way
How to connect an RJ45 plug? The easy way
How to connect an RJ45 plug? The easy way

Things you’ll need:

GF2100 - RJ45 Plug Gigabit Ethernet Connector

Cable Stripper/Cutter

Cat5e/Cat6 Cable


  1. Choose the length of Cat5e / Cat6 cable and cut with an excess of 5 inches for terminating and possible errors.


  1. Strip 1.5 inches of the outer sheath off using cable strippers or carefully with a sharp knife (making sure not to damage wires underneath).


  1. Separate pairs; pull Brown pair to one side and orange to the other, leaving green and blue pairs in the middle.


  1. Untwist the pairs always leading with the white, and arrange in order:  white/orange, orange, white/green, green, white/blue, blue, white/brown, brown.


  1. Remove the GF0080 (colour coded wire block) out of the GF2100 RJ45 Plug Connector.


  1. Straighten wires keeping them in order, and trim the ends with cable cutters or scissors, at a slight angle keeping the shortest wire long enough to reach the end of the GF0080.


  1. Insert the wires into the GF0080, into the appropriate colour slots, and trim the extruding wires flush with the end of the GF0080.


  1. Replace the GF0080 with the wires inserted back into the GF2100 and push down firmly to terminate the wires, then close the lid.


  1. Repeat these steps on the other end of the cable.


 If the cable needs to go from room to room you should drill hole and pass the cable through before terminating the other end, so there is no need for an overly large hole.