Things You'll Need:
- Ethernet punchdown tool
Remove approximately 2 inches of the outer shield of each Ethernet cable to connect to the patch panel.
For each Ethernet cable, untwist and straighten all the inner colored wires.
Place each color coded wire into the matching color coded spot on the back of the patch panel.
Secure the color coded wires to the patch panel with the punchdown tool.
Use wire cutters to trim the ends off the punched-down wires if the punchdown tool does not do this when the wires are punched down