How to wire CAT5 wallplate(female) one end an

June 9, 2010 at 11:41:17
Specs: Windows XP

I have GE Network WallPlate connected to one end of the CAT5 and wired as below screen shot. However, what i would like to know is how to wire the other end of the cable using the RJ45 jack (male) so that i can connect it to a Router?

I tried to wire the RJ35 jack male as follow:


However it doesn’t seem to work. Can you please give me some ideas how to wire it on the male end?

thanks in advance


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June 9, 2010 at 12:52:25
That wall plate setup does not look right. I would recommend getting something else otherwise your network thruput will be effected.

You shouldn't have more than 3/8" untwisted and normally you use a punchdown to the wall plate rj45 port.

You wire everything straight thru and according to either the 568A or B standards [don't mix them]

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June 9, 2010 at 13:11:45
Thanks for looking into this.

The wiring works when i used the same WallPlate on each end of the wire. However when i tried to used the other end of the wire with RJ45 plugs it doesn't seem to work.

I think that i wired the RJ45 plug end wrong. Therefore i would like to know how to rewire it


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June 9, 2010 at 13:35:35
you wire all ends identically since it is straight thru which in your case is the 568B standard.

You will have throughput loss with 1/2" + untwisted. You won't be able to do gigabit.

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June 27, 2010 at 09:57:47
I also have a GE network wall plate and have the same question. The color wires on the wall plate differ from the wire color from the Cat5e cable. I understand that each wire from cable needs to be connected to each individual connector (8 connectors) on wall plate. Which wire from cable goes to the wire connector on the wall plate?

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June 28, 2010 at 05:08:23
Those are nasty wall plates...........I'd toss them out and buy real faceplates with RJ-45 keystones to fit them. Every modern keystone I've seen have the color coding for both the A and B standard on them so you can look, punch and test with no guessing involved.

From what I see, your wall plate is punched with the B standard and you tried to make the RJ-45 end A. If you had a decent tester, it would tell you what's wrong and then you'd know for sure.

Try putting the RJ-45 end on using the A standard pattern so it matches the wallplate.

If that doesn't work, spend a few bucks and get keystones and faceplates.

Don't forget to test the lines when you're done.

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