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Order of wires within an Ethernet Cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by zerokills, Jun 11, 2005.

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  1. zerokills

    zerokills Thread Starter

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    Do the wires within an ethernet cable need to be alligned a certain way? Or do they just have to match on connector?

    We made a cable so my brother can hardwire to the router, and he's getting no connection. We moved his computer to my location and hooked it up to my connection to the router and it worked fine.

    Is the cable too long?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Yes they do . . see if this helps your understanding. .
     
  3. JohnWill

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    The specific pairs are VERY important, if it's not wired correctly you WILL have problems. :)
     
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  5. cdbnplains

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    Here is the standard color code arrangement for CAT5 cable connections.

    Insert the wires in the following order:

    Orange - Orange/White - Green/White - Blue/White - Blue - Green - Brown - Brown/White
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Or use the really convenient link that simpswr has already provided. :)
     
  7. JohnWill

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    BTW, your sequence is incorrect, refer to the previously posted diagram...
     
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