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Moving desktop from 1st o 2nd fl / CAT 5e Jack

Discussion in 'Networking' started by psd0488, May 1, 2010.

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  1. psd0488

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    I bought 100 ft of CAT 5e cable and 2 jacks. Jacks have 2 wiring options - T568A and B. Which one do I use for this job?
     
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    Hi psd0488, and welcome to TSG.

    It does not matter as long as you use the same "A" or "B" configuration at each end.
     
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    Do I insert wire colors as shown on side of jack or ,,,? 1st pin is Orange, but it has a 2 under it. 2nd pin is Orange - White, but it has a 1 under it. Do I follow the numbering pattern or the color pattern? Meaning - do I put Orange wire in 1st pin / Orange which has a 2 under it OR in pin # 2 / Orange - White which has a 1 under it...??? I'm confused.
     
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    I'd have to know specifically what jack you're using. Different brands have different wiring conventions. I have at least three different types here. Note that when wired correctly, all of them are proper at the jack side, it's just the wiring side that's sometimes oddball.
     
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    Thank you for helping. I have Leviton / CAT 5e Jacks, 8 position, 8 conductor.
    It has an B (top) and a A (bottom) configuration. I'm using B option. B - one side has Orange, Orange White, Green White and Blue White, with respective numbers 2, 1, 3 & 5 in a row between the B and the A row options. Other side has Blue, Green, Brown and Brown White with respective numbers 4, 6, 8 & 7 in the row between B and A row options. My question is - do I put wire colors in corresponding color pins in jack and disregard numbers? Do you know the significance of the numbers?
     
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