Chapter 4

Lab 4.5.3 Building Straight-Through and Crossover UTP Cables

Part A: Build and test an Ethernet straight-through patch cable

Step 1: Obtain and prepare the cable

b. Which length of cable did you choose and why did you choose this length? 6m (2 ft)

Step 2: Prepare and insert the wires

Step 3: Inspect, crimp, and re-inspect

Step 4: Terminate the other cable end

c. Which standard [T568A | T568B] is used for patch cables in your school? [T568A]

Step 5: Test the cable

f. (Optional) Write down the default gateway IP address. 255.0.0.0

Part B: Build and test an Ethernet crossover cable

Step 1: Obtain and prepare the cable

a. Which length of cable did you choose and why did you choose this length?

Step 2: Prepare and insert the T568A wires

Step 3: Inspect, crimp, and re-inspect

Step 4: Terminate the T568B cable end

c. Which standard [T568A | T568B] would you rather use at home if you have or would like to have a home network?

Step 5: Test the cable

f. Write the IP address of both computers.
Computer 1:
Computer 2:

Step 6: Reflection

a. Which part of making these cables did you find the most difficult?

b. Are all four pairs of cables twisted the same amount? tidak, karena kesemua kabel memiliki keunikan tersendiri.

c. Write the information you discover in the space provided.

d. When do you think that you would use a crossover cable and when do you think a network technician would use this cable?  kabel cross digunakan untuk menghubungkan 2 perangkat yang berbeda.

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