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By hotrodgers ·
i need to make up some cat 5 cables to run more systems to the hub. i have my cat5 cable and crimper and all i just don't remember the color scheme line up on the wires. can someone point me to a site where i can look that up or tell me.
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steve

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to cat 5 cable

from pins 1-8:

white/green
green
white/orange
blue
white/blue
orange
white/brown
brown

There is a complementary standard (both are in standard EIA/TIA 568 as "A" and "B") that has the green and orange cable swapped, but the alternating white/color, color scheme is the same.

Hope that helps,

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by TomSal In reply to cat 5 cable

The previous post is not entirely correct, and I don't feel it is providing good information based upon your question.

The poster is correct, however, in that the order of colors he states is correct for a CERTAIN type of CAT 5. There are many variations (thank the manufacturers for that) on how you wire CAT 5 - different manufacturers use different schemes.

Trust me on this - I've wired my own systems many times, creating my own CAT 5 connections.

For instance the previous post would lead you to believe that the following is incorrect:

(Computer to HUB)

1-1: Orange
2-2: Orange and White
3-3: Blue
6-6: Blue & White

In fact this IS correct wiring based on the cabling we use. Note how only 4 of the 8 pairs are actually used.

Solution:

Look closely at your CAT 5 cabling that you are ACTUALLY going to use - there are numbers on it and should see the letters "EIA". With those numbers go to the manufacturers website of the cable (do a search or simply try www.companyname.com). I've yet to see a cable manufacturer's site that doesn't list the wiring scheme for their products on line.

Hope this helps.

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by Iphicles In reply to cat 5 cable

actually, the order of colors really doesn't matter, as long as they are "straight through" for a hub/switch. basically, if you hold the opposite ends side by side after you're done, just make sure they're exactly the same (not mirror image). if you're hooking up to a router and/or to a computer and/or to an old hub that requires a cross-over cable, just switch the 1-3 and 2-6 on one end (i.e. one side will be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and the end will be 3,6,1,4,5,2,7, of course you only use 4 wires, but might as well use all 8 for future upgrades to gigabit over copper.

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by mustang064 In reply to cat 5 cable

Click the "Downloads" tab at the top of this page and scroll down and download Tech Republic's CAT5 Patch Cable Creation Guide. Excellent resource complete with color graphic guides. Well worth printing and saving.

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by franktee In reply to cat 5 cable

For a "straight through" connection (using a hub. wire both ends as follows:

1: orange/white
2: orange
3: green/white
4: blue
5: blue/white
6: green
7: brown/white
8: brown


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