Same as a regular punch down jack except the little plastic cover will
have ribs that press the wires into the IDC (insulation displacement
connector). You pre-line-up the wires in the IDC (or cover), position
the cover, then squeeze the cover down with big pliers until it
bottoms all the wires into the IDC. BUT on some toolless units you
pre-line-up the wires in the snap cover (not the IDC) then squeeze,
determine what kind you have. I prefer the tool punchdown because it
trims the wire and sets the IDC all at once, but the toolless does all
8 wires simultaneously which saves time, but does not clip the excess
copper as well. In both cases you should do an end-to-end continuity/
short/polarity test with a cat5 test set before plugging the work into
your switch or router. HD has a test set for around 20 bucks I think.
Also monoprice has about the best price on toolless units I've found:
(scroll down the page for toolless ones)
Here you go for an actual installation manual:
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