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Cat5 wiring

Cat5 wiring

Cat5 wiring

I have 4 systems on a network, all with 10/100 cards and a 10 hub (for now). I am having problems with the wiring. I made up some 568b cables and the network can't see each other. Went I use a straight pair wiring the network works. Does the 568B need a full 100 network to work?

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RE: Cat5 wiring

Look down the list in this forum for a thread titled "CAT5 CAbling Standards".  Briefly: look at the info on

568B when done correctly will work for 10, 100 and even a phone system.  If it is not working, then you are not getting the pinning correct.  Straight pair wiring may work on very short runs but will not work very far, since on an Ethernet link, Pair 3 actually straddles Pair 1 and 2 & 3 are the pairs used.  Check the diagrams on the site listed above.


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