[RFI] Ethernet RFI

Ford Peterson ford at cmgate.com
Sun Jan 23 12:45:28 EST 2005

> I don't follow.  I assume you mean by "colors all the same on each pin at 
> each end," you mean that if at one end the green wire is on pin 6, at the 
> other end the green wire is also on pin 6, for example.  It seems like 
> you're saying that this is the wrong way to do it.  I've made zillions of 
> Ethernet cables and have always done it this way.  I just checked my wiring 
> reference and it says to do it this way.  (I'm not talking about the special 
> category of crossover cables, just regular Ethernet wiring.)  I don't see 
> how doing it this way is wrong electrically.  In fact it seems like doing it 
> any other way would be wrong and would likely not work at all.
> Am I misunderstanding?  If not, how would you have us wire Ethernet cables?
> 73,
> John W1JA


This is difficult to explain in words.  Pictures are much better.  Here is a great tutorial on the connectors.  And obviously the 'Jack' these cables plug into need to be appropriately wired as well.


ford at cmgate.com

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