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terminating cat 5 to a screw down wall plate with different color scheme

Greetings,

I have to finish a cat 5 cable to a wall plate with screw type connectors.  I am used to using Orange/white, orange, green/white, blue ... type of wiring scheme.

This plate has 8 connectors but with all solid colors, white, orange, blue, red, etc.

Can someone point me to a diagram or instructions for this type of wiring?  

Or I will be doing trial and error.

Thanks in advance.

Sky
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Schuyler Kuhl
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GizmoKidCommented:
what type of plate is this, is itIO an  plate or anything else
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GizmoKidCommented:
Sory i mean its an IO plate or anything else
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jdietrichCommented:
The key is consistency.  There are 2 types, A & B. Only 4 of the 8 are used, 2 to transmit and 2 to receive.  Pins 1,2,3 and 6 need to be consistent.  here's a few links:

www.solwiseforum.co.uk/downloads/files/cat5wiring.pdf

http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/cat5.htm

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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
Greetings,

It is a wall plate that has 8 screws color coded Blue, Orange, Black, Red, Green, yellow, Brown, white/grey.

I am trying to use this wiring diagram

PIN #    COLOR                SCREW TYPE COLOR

    White/Orange        Blue
    Orange/White        Orange
    White/Green          Black  
    Blue/White            Red
    White/Blue            Green
    Green/White          Yellow
    White/Brown          Brown
    Brown/White          White (or gray)

Which I found here:

http://www.la-cable.com/technical_support.htm

But when i do it that way and test it I get a indication for short and I think it is on pins 1 and 2 but I am not really an expert on reading the tester.

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
>>"This plate has 8 connectors but with all solid colors, white, orange, blue, red, etc."

For the record this is an RJ-45 plate, but it is CAT3 not CAT5. It is intended for phone use only. You will get a lot of cross-talk with this resulting in reduced performance, or possibly at 100mbps, no connection or lock ups.
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GizmoKidCommented:
For what purpose you are using this connector & cable excatly.?
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks for that info.  I am just going to finish the wire with a rj45 connector for now and get a proper wall plate for it later.

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks skykuhl,
--Rob
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