Hi all, happy to be here!
my first post so hope someone can help.
I have wired up flat with cat 6E cables. I have bought a network cable tester and found that there is a short between pins 4 &5 (blue cable and Blue with white bands) I confirmed with my multimeter that there is continuity between these two cables.
I am so annoyed with myself that I didn't test this earlier as now I have a wood floor down and not possible to take it up
My question is: do I need all 8 cables for an Ethernet connection, i.e. to connect my PC to a SKY modem for example
Running a new cable means surface mounting which really will look awful
Many thanks all
Hi, it sounds complicated connecting up different colour wires…
The importance of the word "twist" in making network cables which will work. You cannot use an flat-untwisted telephone cable for a network cable. Furthermore, you must use a pair of twisted wires to connect a set of transmitter pins to their corresponding receiver pins. You cannot use a wire from one pair and another wire from a different pair.
Note that pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 and the blue and brown pairs are not used. Quite contrary to what you may read elsewhere, these pins and wires are not used or required to implement 100BASE-TX duplexing--they are just plain wasted.
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