Solved connecting cat5e cable to a RJ45 wall jack

May 19, 2012 at 15:41:18
Specs: Windows 7
I have run a cat 5e cable for a wall-mount switch to raise/stop/lower an Elite Screen system for a home theatre. At either end of the cat 5e, I have RJ45 jacks so I can connect the wall-mount to the screen. Both the wall-mount and screen have the ethernet ports for a 5 wire. Problem is, when I connect the cat 5e to the RJ45 following the color codes, nothing happens.

cat 5e wire - red, blue, white, yellow, green

RJ45 wall jack - red, blue, orange, green, yellow, brown, white, black

Anyone able to solve this problem for me?


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#1
May 20, 2012 at 05:53:05
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#2
May 21, 2012 at 06:00:42
I just read the top link phil22 and response #1 by danny@ was absolutely incorrect.

There are two standards. A and B, and your second link explains them perfectly.

In the future, I wouldn't reference the other link for questions like this because it's from 2001 and just a tad out of date........lol.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#3
May 21, 2012 at 08:17:22
"cat 5e wire - red, blue, white, yellow, green

RJ45 wall jack - red, blue, orange, green, yellow, brown, white, black"

Where did these colors come from?

Usually it's orange, blue, green and brown with the pair being those colors as stripes on a white line.

for example
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...

That sounds more like cat3 phone wire.

Are these runs home runned to a patch panel or wired in series with wire going from outlet to outlet?

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