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I'm attempting to re-crimp some Cat6 cable in my home network, and I'm running into a bit of an issue. When I go to insert the wires into the connector, two wires always either slide over-top each other, or barely manage to switch end positions.

I'm noticing this is happening right when the wires get to the point in the connector where the plastic separates (IE the point where the first slot is straight through, and the second is slightly raised) normally between the White-Green/Blue wires.

Anyone have any tips on how to keep these suckers from over-lapping due to the raised portions? I miss Cat5 connectors.
    
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What type of ends are you using. There are some ends that have a metal outer shield. They're slick because they have individual slots for each wire pair that prevent the bunching during crimping.

If your ends aren't for the proper wire gauge you'll have a rough time crimping.
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Unfortunately no metal ends, 100% plastic. And as far as I'm aware, the connectors are for the right gauge.

Really just annoying more than anything. I'm not mistaken when I say I could just use Cat5e ends, correct? I thought the only difference is the Cat6 separate the very end of the wires for further reduction of cross-talk.
    
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Unfortunately no metal ends, 100% plastic. And as far as I'm aware, the connectors are for the right gauge.

Really just annoying more than anything. I'm not mistaken when I say I could just use Cat5e ends, correct? I thought the only difference is the Cat6 separate the very end of the wires for further reduction of cross-talk.
I assume you are doing the screwdriver / Scissor way right?

When i get a tought cable i like to cut a extra 2 inches and make sure to really pull them into the proper order so that where the wires come out they are already in order then i back them into the connector while still holding down with the screw driver and push them in before they can really move. Crimp and done
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Really just annoying more than anything. I'm not mistaken when I say I could just use Cat5e ends, correct? I thought the only difference is the Cat6 separate the very end of the wires for further reduction of cross-talk.
Yes. Do this. The new 45 heads are loathsome.
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