Patch Panel wiring configuration problem.
Posted on 2007-10-03
I'm confused, please help. I look after computers at a site and have little experience with cabling.
To test the connecton I used a simple transmitter which sends a single down each wire, you can see which wire by the lights on the top. The receiver also has the lights so you know which wire is receiving the signals.
I was testing the connection between a patch panel and a wall jack. I connected a Cat5 patch cable to a transmitter and plugged it into the patch panel. Then connected another Cat5 patch cable to a remote receiver and plugged it into the corresponding wall jack at the other end of the building.
The transmitter was transmitting sequentially 1 through 8. I expected to see the same at the remote end. However the number order being received was 2, 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 8, 7. My assumption was it had been wired incorrectly and would not work. However I plugged a computer into the wall jack, connected a switch with a server on it to the patch panel and everything worked fine.
Am I missing something???