How to Make a Network Card Loopback Plug
The following configuration should be followed to successfully create a Network Card Loopback plug. The purpose for creating this plug is to test if a NIC port is properly working, or not. The NIC card port to be tested must be equipped with a green ON indicator light for visual feedback.
- Starting with an RJ45 module and 6-8 inches on CAT5 cable, strip the wires and insert the wires into the module. Crimp.
Or you can use a CAT5 cable with the connector already attached.
- Strip the exposed cable end of the CAT5 cable (end without the jack), connecting pin wire #1 to pin wire #3.
- Then connect pin wire #2 to pin wire #6.
- Tape the exposed wire ends so they're not exposed.
- Plug the jack into the NIC port and you should receive a GREEN light if the port is good, or ORANGE (or no light) if the port is bad.
Download this PDF document here Network Card Loopback Plug PDF
contact us to report broken links
Topic: Network Card Loopback Plug
Page 1 of 1