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RJ-45 Ethernet Cable Wiring Diagram
Here's a reference chart for wiring Category 5 (Cat 5) ethernet cables for 10/100 BaseT. When buying raw cable, note that for Gigabit Ethernet, you may need Cat5(e). For further detail on Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6, read this wikipedia article.
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Straight Through Cable Wiring
|RJ-45 Pin #||Color (both sides same)|
|Pin 1||White with Orange|
|Pin 3||White with Green|
|Pin 5||White with Blue|
|Pin 7||White with Brown|
Cross-over Cable Wiring
|RJ-45 Pin #||1 end Color||2 end Color (T568A)|
|Pin 1||White with Orange||White with Green|
|Pin 3||White with Green||White with Orange|
|Pin 5||White with Blue||White with Blue|
|Pin 7||White with Brown||White with Brown|