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Why does the sequence of colors matter when terminating cables?
alex Oct-06-01 00:10 AM
Why is it that I must use:
Wh/Gr - Gr - Wh/Or - Bl - Wh/Bl - Or - Wh/Br - Br

or:
Wh/Or - Or - Wh/Gr - Bl - Wh/Bl - Gr - Wh/Br - Br

and not something simpler to remember like:
Wh/Gr - Gr - Wh/Or - Or - Wh/Bl - Bl - Wh/Br - Br
?

I make patch cables like that when needed and don't have any 'problems', yet I have to believe that the 568A and 568B specs use these specific sequences for a reason but as I have never been taught the principals of Ethernet cabling I don't know what they are.

Any pointers appreciated as I am supposed to be cabling an office suite in the next week or so.

Thanks,
Alex


1. RE: Why does the sequence of colors matter when terminating cables?
lbyard Oct-09-01 04:32 PM
In response to message 0
Alex, the answer is here: http://duxcw.com/faq/network/ends.htm. Larry

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