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Question by Tony
Submitted on 12/12/2003
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When wiring up a LAN RJ45 wall socket, what are the standard colours to be used to connect Cat 5 UTP cable to the eight terminals, please?

Answer by Vihang
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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When wiring the wall connector to wall connector just wiring it as similar to the just preparing the CAT5 cable for the networking.


Answer by mustufa
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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when i use to cat 5 rj-45 wall socket


Answer by Numien
Submitted on 8/3/2006
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It really doesn't matter, so long as it's the same on both ends.


Answer by James
Submitted on 8/21/2006
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There are no standard colors or at least no specific method that all manufacturers follow.  The colors are not all that important important in RJ45 data wiring, in fact often wall sockets have colors other than found in typical UTP cable.  What is important is to match the pairs between connection points, the colors will help you maintain wire pairs though.
There are four pairs using 8 wires in RJ45 EIA/TIA-568B or standard Ethernet.
As long as you maintain the complementary pairs you will have no problems.
Complementary wire pairs have WHT-ORG/ORG, WHT-GRN/GRN and so on. One is solid the other is striped with one of the complementary colors.  Depending on your instalation you will change the pairing.
If just socket to socket you can do a straight wiring matching each socket configuration.  If you are running from a hub/switch to a female socket then you crossover the pairs pair 1 on pins 7-8 of the cable will go to pins 1-2 of the socket.
There are other configurations but that is the basics of it.


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