How to Install Cat6 Pure Copper Cables for Maximum Performance? Read on to find out. It’s important to know how to do so to avoid future problems, like connection issues or poor transmission speeds. Most importantly, a proper bare copper cat6 installation will ensure maximum performance. For example, if you are using RJ45 connectors, they must be a specific type and size. It will ensure that your Cat6 pure copper cable will work properly with your network equipment and provide optimal performance.

Choose the right Cat6 Pure Copper

When you have a high-bandwidth application that requires a strong signal, you may be considering Cat6 cable. This type of cable is made from pure copper and has features that enable it to transmit data more efficiently than traditional twisted-pair cables.

However, there are many different types of Cat6 cable on the market and not all of them are created equally. To ensure that you're getting the best results for your installation, it's important to make sure you're choosing the right type of cable. The two most common varieties include Cat6 Plenum Copper and Cat6 Riser Pure Copper. So choose the right cable, and get started.

Note: When installing pure copper Cat6 cable, it's important to use a riser when routing wire through ceilings or above floor plates where people walk so that it doesn't get damaged by foot traffic.

What You'll Need

When it comes to installing cables, you need the right tools for the job. You'll need a cable cutter and stripper, as well as a crimping tool and wire cutters. These are just some of the most basic tools you'll need. You may also want a punch-down tool and an electrician's pliers. You'll also want to invest in a high-quality ladder so that you can safely climb up and down the ladder without injuring yourself or damaging your home in any way.

Keep in mind that to install Cat6 pure copper cables in a way that they perform optimally, you need to stay organized. So gathering the required tools is an important step in that regard.

Installing the Cable

To get the most out of your cable, you will need a solid installation. One of the most important things is that the cables are installed in a way that they can be easily accessed and maintained when needed.

The best way to do this is with solid-core cables. This type of cable has an individual wire running through it rather than braided strands, which makes it much easier to pull through tight spaces.

Another option would be using a Cat6 plenum. This type of cable can be used in areas that have airflow or plumbing such as ceilings, floors, and walls without having any negative effects on its performance.

So, with due regard to the above tips, start pulling the cable. At this point, you should have an image of what the final network will look like. That will make it easier to pull the cables through all the required spaces. After you have run the cables, the next step is terminating the connectors. How do you do that? Read the next part to find out. 

Terminating the Connectors

For the cat6 cable, the connectors used are the 8P8C modular RJ45 connectors. However, the design of the connector can vary. Some of the different types of RJ45 connectors include solid metal, safety metal, safety plastic, or snap-in connectors.

When choosing your connector it is best to use one with an easy grip handle so it will be easier to remove from your board if you need to replace it later on down the line or if there is an issue with the connection at some point.

So, once you have chosen the right connector for your network, you will terminate all the cable ends as per the EIA/TIA T568 A or T568 B wiring configuration. You will need to terminate all the connectors one by one.

Tip: When using a crimping tool to terminate the cable, squeeze the tool twice to make the connections stronger.


Once you are done running and terminating the Cat6 cable, it's time to test the connections. Connect your cables to a server on one end and connect the other end to a cable tester. The tester will tell you if there are any breaks or cuts in the line and at what point they occur. You can also find the loose connections this way to re-terminate them.

If there is a break in the line, you'll want to cut out the bad section of the wire and pull another one through. For this job, ethernet couplers will come in handy.

In a Nutshell

Installing Cat6 pure copper cable is a great way to improve the performance of your network. It offers better signal strength, lower attenuation, and less crosstalk than other types of bulk ethernet cables. For optimal performance, we recommend using riser-rated Cat6 cable in horizontal runs and plenum-rated in vertical runs.