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RJ45 Wall Plate Jack Cat5 wiring

Dell / OPTIPLEX 755
January 18, 2011 at 15:42:55
Specs: Windows XP, 2.327 GHz / 3325 MB
I have a computer at the far end of the room from my switch. I ran a Cat5 (standard) with male ends from the computer to the switch. It worked great for months. Once the room was done I put RCA RJ45 wall jacks on either end of the room and ran Cat5 (standard) patch cables from the wall jack to the switch and from the second wall jack to the computer. I cut the ends off the existing Cat5 cable (!) and wired both end identically to the RJ45 wall plate jack (female of course). Now I can't get a connection and the switch is lighting up as 10M instead of 100M.

Network is as follows:

Switch - Cat5 patch cable - RJ45 Wall plate - Cat5 cable - RJ45 Wall plate - Cat5 patch cable - Computer.

Obviously I've done something wrong, possibly by starting with an RJ45 jack. Is there a solution to my problem? I've researched and tried crossover wiring (all combinations I believe) with no success.

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January 18, 2011 at 15:53:03

you need to wire to one standard or the other. You can't just do just part.

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January 18, 2011 at 16:12:01
They're all standard wiring (no crossover). If the wire starts and ends on the same pin at both ends . . .

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