Solved

What's the proper wiring for a keystone jack

Posted on 2006-06-08
7
2,136 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have wired Ethernet 5e and put it from one room to another.  I have plugged in my computer (via a patch cable) to the wall mounted Keystone Jack in room 1, and in room two I connected the keystone jack (via a patch cable) to my wireless router's ethernet port.  The router (and computer) work fine over a wireless USB adapter, but although I get the two little computers down in the notification area / system tray that say I am connected, I can't access my network nor the internet. The DNS server and Default Gateway are blank in the Status dialog window of that connection.

Now I looked online to see if the problem is my wiring, but I see
http://www.9thtee.com/networkingts.htm
on this page one order for the wires going into a keystone jack, but my keystone jack shows a different order for the 'A' standard. My keystone jacks show
Green, Green-White, Orange-White, Blue-White, Blue, Orange,  Brown, Brown-White

which is right?
0
Comment
Question by:davidgareau
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
giltjr earned 250 total points
ID: 16867108
http://www.tomsnetworking.com/network/20030630/images/568a.jpg
http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable5.htm
http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/colorcode.htm

All three show what your link shows, which the only issue is 4 and 5, which should be blue and then blue-white.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:norgan
norgan earned 250 total points
ID: 16869718
as long as both keystone jack is the same wiring on both it shoudl work. there is a standard but only for the sake of someone else coming and working with your jacks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:davidgareau
ID: 16870079
But my Keystone Jacks being connected according to the Diagram on the jack, does that mean that the patch cables I use at the ends of the keystone jack have to be wired like the keystone jacks too? I currently am using the 768-B standard for my patch cables.
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 

Author Comment

by:davidgareau
ID: 16870171
i meant 568-B
0
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:giltjr
giltjr earned 250 total points
ID: 16870179
Do you mean 568-B?

IMHO: All connections should use the same wiring standards.   If you use 568-A wiring on the jacks, then you should use 568-A patch cables.  If you use 568-B wiring on the jacks, then you should use 568-B cables.

0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:norgan
norgan earned 250 total points
ID: 16870343
i agree standards are standards for a reason. if you are using 568-b on your jacks then ensure they are both b. your cables cab be a or b but must be the same at each end of the cable. For simplicity i too woud reccomend using all 568-B.
0
 

Author Comment

by:davidgareau
ID: 16874270
Okay, I just followed the diagram on the jack itself because it must be internally routed via some kind of chip.
All is good now, thanks.

0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Setting out for Cisco UCS 2 67
Connectivity issues after power outage 5 63
sharing subnet on sonicwall 10 27
Application timeout 4 46
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question