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Cat 6 Cable Question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bababooey03, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. bababooey03

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    I was given a spool of cat 6 cable but the colors of the wires are different from what I have read. The colors are blue, light blue, brown, light brown, orange, light orange, green, and light green. Are the light colors considered the same as the striped colored wires? I'm asking because I would like to wire my basement. Any information would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi bababooey03, and welcome to TSG.

    Remove a couple of inches of the outer jacket. Are each of the darker colors twisted together with their matching lighter color and with a full twist length of about 0.6 inches or less per color pair?

    If so, you most likely have CAT6 cable and, yes, the lighter color wire can be used in place of the white stripe wire.
     
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    Yes all the cables were twisted pair. Thanks for the information Cwwozniak!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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