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RJ45 jack, color codes

By jrcarver ·
What is the color code for wiring the back
of a RJ45 jack (wall jack)?

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by rick_b In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

It depends on your standard. There is 568A and 568B. Check out the following web sites.

http://www.netspec.com/helpdesk/wiredoc.html

http://www.stg.brown.edu/~sjd/wiring/CAT5-wiring.html

The wall jack should be the same as the rest of your network. Make sure patch cable standard matches the wall jack.

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by jrcarver In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

My particular RJ45 jack is different than the one picutured in the web pages listed. My jack has two rows of connectors, 5 per side, with
the bottom two being blank. It shows the left side as follows, top to bottom; brown, brown-white, blue, blue-white, open. The right side is
listed by the same method; orange, orange-white, green, green-white, open. If I just follow that scheme, is that correct?

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by robertp In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

Try this site, http://www.jimprice.com/connectors/

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by jrcarver In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

Plenty of info for the plug, but nothing on the jack.

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by doc001 In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

Sounds like a specific jack. (similar to the back of most patch panels. Using the schemes on the back of your jack should work as long as it is the same type of support (T568A or T568B). Most jacks give you both color schemes but a few (ie. HUBBEL) will sell you a specific type of jack for an enviroment and it will only give the color scheme to meet that specification. In your case you really need to match the part number with the manufactuers list to find out what type of jack it is (568A or 568B). Hope this helps.

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by jrcarver In reply to RJ45 jack, color codes

It helped, it is the 568A standard, just needed confirmation that someone makes
irregular jacks that often do work. I'll follow the color code on the jack and it
should work as this is on a home network and the only long run on it. If both ends
are wired the same, then my logic is, it has to work?

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