How To Wire Your House with Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet Cable Here’s a step-by-step guide to wiring your home with Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable. (If you’re not sure of the difference between the two, check out this post .) Step 1: Initial Considerations FAQ: Cat6 cabling If this is not an option wireless repeaters may be used instead. In new builds I would recommend a good wired infrastructure of Cat6. Wired installations can guarantee 8,000 MB transfer speed whereas wi-fi outputs will depend on the kit and are subject to interference (not just walls but other electrical devices). Installation Pitfalls in Cat6 Cabling – Automated Home Nylon cable ties should only be used as a cable retainer at the patch panel and outlet jack in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Never use the nylon type on Cat 6 horizontal runs-they pinch and cause local impedance to increase. Only use Structured Cabling Introduction & Installation Guide PDF fileCat 6 cable using an Insulation Displacement Connector (IDC) punch down strip on the rear of the panel. RJ-45 ports on the front of the panel are used to connect wall outlet ports to equipment or other wall outlet ports by by using patch cables. The mounting screws fix the panel into a cabinet or enclosure using cage nuts supplied with the panel.