After you have cut the appropriate amount of cable for
your first connection you will need to strip back the
outer casing of the cable. Cut approximately one half
inches back; be careful not to cut any of the twisted
wire pairs. If you do happen to make a minor cut you will
need to cut off the damaged wire, and start anew.
desirable for one to spread out each wire in the following
pattern before inserting them into the RJ-45 connector
(holding the head upside-down with the clip facing down).
Use this sequence if you're going to be connecting your
computers to a hub or switch or whatever, but not directly
to each other:
best to use this color pattern, as it'll help prevent
any errors. Once you have the wires all spread out, take
a pair of scissors and cut them a little so that each
is of the same length. This will make it easier to place
the cable evenly into the RJ-45 connector.
For PC to PC wiring sequence refer
to this page.