[NBLUG/talk] Problems wiring Ethernet ports
bbblick at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 9 18:36:04 PDT 2007
Is it possible you bought an RJ31x jack by mistake? They are made for
alarms and have a shorting bar integrated into them.
Lincoln Peters wrote:
> I've been trying to wire my house so that there is an Ethernet port in every
> room. I color-coded all five ports, so that I could more easily keep track
> of them. Each port in five different rooms is a different color, and there
> is a faceplate with 5 ports next to my switch, all of which are
> correspondingly color-coded. Everything seems to work except for the white
> Usually, the inside of an Ethernet port contains 8 pins, all in an even row.
> But for some reason, on these ports, pins 3 and 6 seem to be recessed lower
> than the other pins. None of the other ports look like these (all pins are
> even across the port), nor do any of the Ethernet ports on my computers, so
> I'm guessing I have a bad port here.
> I would provide pictures to illustrate exactly what's going on, but I can't
> get my digital camera to focus on such small objects in low light.
> Any thoughts as to why these pins might not be even with the others on an
> Ethernet port? Might they be defective?
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