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Old 18th May 2007, 17:54   #1 (permalink)
 
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ethernet wall socket wiring

I am after some help please. I have an ethernet wall socket that I am trying to wire up to a RJ 45 plug. I have wired the plug up and want a straight through connection, through to the socket , but the socket does not have the pin (1 to 8 ) numbers written on it.

My fault for buying cheap stuff I suppose. Any idea of the pin numbers. There are 4 down each side.

I have tried searching the internet, but to no avail - they all list the pin numbers related to plugs but not sockets. Thanks in advance.
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Old 18th May 2007, 18:21   #2 (permalink)
 
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The colour coding shouldn't make all that much difference if you are wiring 2 wall sockets one at each end of the cable. As long as you wire both the same. Red in pin 1, blue in pin 2 and so forth. Just make sure you check them with a continuity tester to make sure all wires are connected and not shorting across anywhere.
Try this website http://www.swhowto.com/CAT5_Ch1.htm
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Old 18th May 2007, 18:31   #3 (permalink)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable

http://www.incentre.net/incentre/frame/ethernet.html

http://www.bb-europe.com/ethernetbas...asics_info.asp (downloadable pdf)
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Thanks for the fast reply gents.

I obviously didn't explain myself properly. (I did check out those websites) and I am wiring a RJ45 plug to a socket. The pin numbers I know for the plug, the problem is the pin numbers on the socket so that the wires match for the straight through cable.
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Old 18th May 2007, 19:00   #5 (permalink)
 
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THe wall socket you are wiring in, What is at the other end of the wire going through the wall? Eg: another socket. If so then follow my advice above, as long as both sockets are wired the same it should work ok. If you have another socket on the wall unscrew it from the wall and check the back of it for the correct wiring setup The link above shows both plug and socket connections. What brand of socket is it you are using? Sometimes there is a brochure incuded in the box with a diagram on it. Other than that explain in more detail what you are trying to do and we maybe able to offer better advice or an easier solution. Try is other link http://www.9thtee.com/networkingts.htm
Allen

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Old 18th May 2007, 20:04   #6 (permalink)
 
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B2F

One end of the 5e cable is connected to a RJ45 plug. - Happy with pin numbers and colours iaw 568a. All done.

Other end to be connected to a wall socket with no pin number connections marked. Make KRONE 6540 3 037. This is my first network cable so no other wall sockets or wires in the house. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 18th May 2007, 22:31   #7 (permalink)
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See my thread http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=273567
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Old 19th May 2007, 08:00   #8 (permalink)
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A point, the cable used to run to a skt should be solid core and for plugs it should be stranded using stranded for skts will lead to connection problems and using solid for plugs you may end up with broken wires as it isn't flexible.
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BOAC - Reading your thread looks good to me (even pictures) I will try tonight.

Thanks
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A point, the cable used to run to a skt should be solid core and for plugs it should be stranded using stranded for skts will lead to connection problems and using solid for plugs you may end up with broken wires as it isn't flexible.
Sorry don't agree with the 'using stranded for RJ45 plugs'. Every RJ45 plug I have ever fitted (several hundred) has always used solid CAT5 cable - that is what they are 'usually' designed for.

Yes, there are the odd ribbon type console cables etc. which may use stranded, but on the whole solid core is correct.

Totally agree with solid core, of the correct gauge, for the socket wiring.
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Most patch cables that I have come across are flexible, for the simple reason that the minimum bend radius for cat5e is 1" which for non moveable equipment is fine, but if you used it say to plug into a laptop it would be very easy to pinch the cable and damage it.
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