What four wires do Cat5e use?

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February 5, 2010 at 07:42:13
Specs: Windows 7
I know Cat5e cables only use four out of the eight wires in the cable. I wanted to know what wires are actually being used.

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February 5, 2010 at 07:51:23
You're mistaken.

The number of wires used depends on the bandwidth of the connection, not the type of cable. 10/100 use 4 wires (2 pair) and 1000 Mbps requires all 8 (4 pair). This is true for Cat5, 5e, 6, and 7.

I'm guessing you want to know which two pair 100 Mbps uses. A quick google search would have yielded your answer. In the future remember, Google is your friend

The answer is, 10/100 Mbps use 1, 2, 3 and 6.

Now that answer won't really be useful to you unless you know the A and B standards for cabling so this time, use google and go find that info.

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