How to Make an Ethernet Cable
Most young people today have grown up using the Internet for school and fun—but they don’t always understand how it works. Here's an activity to get your teenager thinking about how the tool she uses every day for communication, homework assignments, or entertainment operates. By assembling an Ethernet cable of her own, your child can learn more about electronics and Internet technology in a hands-on way.
What You Need:
- Ethernet Category 5 or 6 cable, available at any electronics store
- RJ-45 Ethernet cable connectors, available at any electronics store
- Sharp scissors or razor blades
- Cable crimper, available at any electronics or hardware store
- Optional: Cable tester