UTP cable color coding info

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zandyrei, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. zandyrei

    zandyrei TinySoft

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    guys i dont have any tester if my UTP cable color coding is right... may i know what exactly follows what color for my RJ45...

    i have here striped orang, orange, striped blue, blue,
    striped green , green , striped brown and brown...
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I'm assuming you are trying to build your own patch cable..

    Also assuming you are trying to create a straight through cable and not a crossover cable

    The order of the wires depends on which wiring standard (568-A or 568-B) you are using. Most cables that I've purchased here tend to be in the 568B standard which (starting from pin 1) is layed out:

    Orange/White
    Orange
    Green/White
    Blue
    Blue/White
    Green
    Brown/White
    Brown

    You can wire for the A standard as well (there is no functional difference between the two) just make sure you stay consistent with one standard.

    edit: google holds a wealth of info on making your own patch cables.. including here, here, and here.
     
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