Connecting to a router from a PC on the other side of a 66 punch down block in a telco cabinet
Posted on 2004-09-04
I want to connect my pc on the other side of the house to the router. I rewired an unused cat5 cable near the router to be a RJ45 jack. The cat5 is a home run connection to the telco cabinet which has a 66 punch down block. I used the punch down block to connect to another cat5 going to my other computer location. In the punch down block I connected the cat5 wires one to one. Connecting the orange wires together, orange-white together, etc, for all 8 wires. I wired the other end of the second cat5 as a rj45 jack. This should be a straight thru connection.
I then connected using a ethernet patch cable from the PC to the RJ45 connector. I also used a patch cable to connect the router to its RJ45 jack.
Shouldn't this work?