Question about Computers & Internet
The standard colours for CAT5(e) or CAT6 ethernet cable are:
green, green stripe
blue, blue stripe
orange, orang stripe
brown, brown stripe
the typical setup for an ethernet connection in an RJ45 (the crystal end with the connection tab towards you) is
1 green stripe
3 orange stripe
5 blue stripe
7 brown stripe
Wires 1 & 2 are used to transmit data from the PC to the router/modem (TX) and wires 3 & 6 are used to recieve information from the modem/router (RX). in this fasion, information flows along one pair or another and is expected to arrive at that pinout. the router/hub/modem takes care of the transition to the next cable or out to the internet.
In a crossover cable ONE end is configured as above, but the colours for wires 1, 2, 3, and 6 are exchanged so that when no hardware is between the two PCs/components the signal is transmited at wire 1 & 2 and recieved on pins 3 & 6 on the other system/component. the other colours are placed for backward compatibilitiy and other applications, such as power over ethernet.
following the standard above allows anybody familiar with RJ45 connections repair a connection with a standard colour code and pattern without having to see the other end. If you know you need to replace one end of a patch cable, you use the standard termination.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 06, 2011 | Pine Technology Motherboard Xfx Nforce...
Jul 28, 2011 | Belkin COMPONENTS WIRELESS ROUTER N+...
May 09, 2011 | Trendnet TEW652BRP 300 Mbps WiFi N router...
Nov 30, 2009 | Belkin F5D5131-8 Ethernet Switch 8 x...
Jan 16, 2009 | Car Audio & Video
Jan 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jan 07, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router
Dec 17, 2008 | KEF Audio PSW 2150 Speaker
149 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!