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Old 05-16-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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Anyone know what wire goes where for these cat6 jacks. Usually they are punch down and color coded to match the wire.

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Old 05-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #2
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The code we use here are as follows

Orange white
Orange
Green white
Blue
Blue white
Green
Brown white
Brown

At&t-B


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Forgot the picture. Never seen these type.

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Is that rated for Cat6??? Or 5? Or is that just a phone jack?
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Looks like an 8 wire phone jack

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Yup, that's an RG61 phone jack, not a CAT5 / CAT6 jack.

If you want to try it, it will work electrically, but who knows what kinds of speeds or problems you will get out of it.

Orange/White to Blue
Orange to Orange
Green/White to Black
Blue to Red
Blue/White to Green
Green to Yellow
Brown/White to Brown
Brown to White
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Is that rated for Cat6??? Or 5? Or is that just a phone jack?
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If you are going to try to use this for data / network, you'd want to terminate both ends T568 B or A, doesn't matter. It would probably work for 10mbit but not 100mbit or gigabit.

If you terminate it USOC at the jack and t568B at the other end it will actually work for a telephone but it would be better to terminate it USOC both ends. The wire is just overkill for phone but nothing wrong with that.
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That jack is category 3
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I did not think they were ok to use. Told the customer I can't use those. Used to the punch down jacks that are color coded and can be installed quickly.

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I did not think they were ok to use. Told the customer I can't use those. Used to the punch down jacks that are color coded and can be installed quickly.

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Good.

I remember learning how to terminate Cat5 they said to keep the pairs twisted as far as you possibly can, only allowing them to be untwisted immediate before they go into the jaws. So that jack you posted with all the loose wires wouldn't be up to the standard.
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Good.

I remember learning how to terminate Cat5 they said to keep the pairs twisted as far as you possibly can, only allowing them to be untwisted immediate before they go into the jaws. So that jack you posted with all the loose wires wouldn't be up to the standard.
Using that Jack, you just created an antenna.

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Good.

I remember learning how to terminate Cat5 they said to keep the pairs twisted as far as you possibly can, only allowing them to be untwisted immediate before they go into the jaws. So that jack you posted with all the loose wires wouldn't be up to the standard.
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The pairs need to be twisted right into the punchdown.

Voice, no problem, but that jack is no good for data.
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Anyone know what wire goes where for these cat6 jacks. Usually they are punch down and color coded to match the wire.

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Hint-of-the-day... Most crimpers have both a and b color code printed on them.
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Just use the grn/red, if it's voice. If its data throw that **** away.

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I'd do it just to annoy the data guys.

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Why not use a biscuit and a Cat6 insert?
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