Networking info required

  Colonelkaye 19:21 03 Apr 2003

Hi all. I am in the process of installing a home network kit and have stupidly lost the leaflet showing how to wire the jacks up !!! I have a diagram on the packs but it shows two versions - an A & B diagram which is colour coded as are the jacks. Why is this which version should I wire up to? Can anyone shed any light?


  Murray 19:32 03 Apr 2003

these two versions may be for 2 different standards. one was designed for 100mbps networks, one for 10mbps. although the 100 one is backwards compatible with the 10 one, I dont see why the 10 one is still hanging around.

have a look here, they describe it pretty well i think.

I cant find a picture of exactly which order to put the colours (it DOES matter for 100mbps, not for 10). If you dont care, just make sure each end of the cable looks identical, not mirrored!

click here

Im sure someone can provide a picture of the correct layout....

  recap 20:56 03 Apr 2003

click here this may be of some help.

  recap 20:59 03 Apr 2003

Sorry this one is much more user friendly: click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

HP Envy x2 review: Hands-on

How Sketch and InVision have revolutionised our design workflow

The best tech gifts for Christmas 2017

Les meilleurs jeux de société (2017)