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I have been trying to create my own CAT6 cable lengths, but have been having problems with achieving a connection.

Every diagram that I have seen online doesn't match my wires exactly.

I have an orange, blue, green and brown solid wires. When you strip the protective sheathing off, each color is twisted with a solid white wire, not striped like every diagram shows and explains.

The outside of the sheath says CAT6 and I have been using CAT6 connector but every time I make a connector, I am not registering a connection once it is plugged in.

Someone mentioned that maybe I'm not crimping down hard enough, so I even went as far as to strip down the sheathing on each individual wire to help with connections and that didn't help.

I've made sure that, when I am inserting the wire, they are not crossing. The order in which I am inserting them into the connector is:

white
orange
white
blue
white
green
white
brown

If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ lanshack.com/make_cat_6_cable.aspx \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Jun 17 '19 at 16:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you making sure that you keep the correct white wire paired with correct color wire, to keep the wire pairs in order? \$\endgroup\$ – Justme Jun 17 '19 at 16:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ There is much more to making a good CAT6 cable than getting the wire colors right. Are you saying that the cables don't work at any speed, or they don't work at the highest CAT6 speeds? \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Jun 17 '19 at 17:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ your sequence of wires may incorrect .... please indicate exactly the sequence of wires ... the sequence that you included in your question is unclear .... do not strip insulation from the wires, it may cause loose connections \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Jun 17 '19 at 17:54
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The eight wires in the cable are set up as four twisted pairs, as you've stated. Generally the pair colors are matched with solid and stripes wires of the same color; e.g. Blue and White-blue (striped or dotted), Orange and White-orange, etc.

Even if your cable doesn't include the striped markings, the wire pairing is critical. When building your cables, make sure that you use the correct white wire in any specific location. You can determine which is correct by noting which colored wire it is twisted with.

If you are already doing this, the next step would be to post close-up pictures of your cable and connectors, and we'll go on from there. You can edit the pictures into your original post by clicking the "edit" link directly under your question.

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For starters, your wiring order could be incorrect. T568A or B on both ends is a straight through cable. B is the most common. If you hold the cable so that the cable runs down your arm and the exposed ends are in your hand, from left to right, you want W/O, O, W/G, Bl, W/Bl, G, W/br, br.

If you're trying to do CAT6A/CAT7 (so 10g) there are two standards. The first standard is a typical CAT5 cable with a heftier connection and higher MHZ cable that is shielded and grounded. The connector will have a metal shield and the cable has a metal grounding wire through the center of it (as well as metal shielding). The metal wire should not be cut! This metal wire needs to be connected to the metal shield on both ends. This grounds the card to the switch. The second standard is completely different and requires a separate set of tools. The 4 pairs of wires go on the outside corners of the jack and not flat across the jack. This also has a metal grounding wire and metal shields on the connectors, but the switches/cards and not reverse compatible with older CAT5 cable.

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